After tonight’s Opening Ceremony in Rio, you can follow Team USA with this handy guide to all of the swimmers, their events, and the complete swimming schedule. (Sporting News)
In key events, U.S. swimmers have been on a multi-Olympics gold streak. (NBC Olympics)
Meet Naomy Grand'Pierre, Haiti’s first female Olympic swimmer (Chicago Tribune); Rami Anis and Yusra Mardini, Syrian swimmers representing the first-ever Refugee Olympic Team (Time); and Gaurika Singh, the 13-year-old Nepalese swimmer who’s the youngest Olympian in Rio (Swim Swam).
Also at the Olympic pool: lifeguards. Really. (New York Times)
After losing four 1976 Olympic gold medals to swimmers later found to have taken steroids, “Surly” Shirley Babashoff finds her Olympic tale to be still relevant. (New York Times)
French swimmer Frédérick Bousquet now has his own theme song: “Fred Bousquet” by rapper Grey Hillz, aka former Dominican National Team swimmer David Greaty Diaz. (iTunes)
From Mexico to Greece to Sri Lanka, here are 10 extraordinary outdoor swimming trips. (Guardian)
But wait, there’s more: Watch legendary pitchman Anthony Sullivan sell swimming like it was OxiClean!
So sad to hear of the passing of Forbes Carlile aged 95. He did so much for the sport of swimming; coached and nurtured so many athletes and was a full time supporter and agitator to keep the sport of swimming progressing. He will be furious he missed watching another olympics. He was our oldest living Olympian, and loved the games. I bet he's in heaven writing letters as we speak. As a proud swimmer who came up through the Carlile club, sending love and thinking of him today...x #forbescarlile #legend #olympics #carlile
RIP dear Rajan ... gone but never to be forgotten . Thanks for all the magic you bought into all our lives . Today Rajan the last of the swimming elephants from India died at the age of 66 in the forest of havelock island with his trusted mahoot by his side . #endofanera #gentlegiant #swimmingelephant #incredibleindia #scubadiving #padi #sumervermaphotography #uwphoto #uwphotography #rajan #lacadives #barefoot #andaman #havelock #instagram #oceanlove @paditv @ig_today @discoversharks @discoverocean @ocean @paditv @instagram @water_of_our_world @ocean_magazine
2 AUG: What does a tubby moggy do when he's put on too many pounds? Go for a swim. Charlie is the first cat to dip its paw in the water at a hydrotherapy pool in south west England. Read about a cat surviving a tumble dry: bbc.in/drycat #Cat #Cats #Animals #Swimming #Swim #Diet #BBCShorts #BBCNews @BBCNews