Endless Pools: The Week in Swimming 8/1/16

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!

And we're off to Rio🇧🇷 #Olympics 🇺🇸🇺🇸 thanks for the ride @mcuban

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First of many jumps into the Olympic competition pool

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Press conference done ✅

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Two Lit Gurls made it to Rio! Episode 2 @lia_neal #twolitgurlz

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