Team USA swimmers and divers got to soak in some Hawaii sunshine and feel the Aloha before heading to Tokyo for the Olympic Games last week.
The team trained at ‘Iolani and Punahou and the University of Hawaii as well as the American Renaissance Academy in Kapolei.
BedrockSportsHawaii found some YouTube.com videos for your viewing pleasure.
The team billed it as an extended training camp and it was pretty much a last-minute idea.
“I remember thinking, ‘We were on track with our training, but what was the one thing we were missing,’ ” Team USA swimmer Michael Andrew said in a video blog. “And to me that was the specificity of swimming long course and that adaptation from swimming long course. And so we were super fortunate to be connected with Damon, who runs the American Renaissance Academy. “We’re super fortunate to be given pool space and to be working here with them and their team.”
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Andrew will be competing in the 100-meter breaststroke, 200 individual medley and 50 freestyle at the Olympics. His video blog about his experience in Hawaii is below.
Ryan Lochte (six Olympic gold medals) and Katie Ledecky (five Olympic gold medals) are the two biggest stars on the 111-person Team USA swimming and diving.
The following is from Team USA’s workout at the Punahou pool:
Below are some still screenshots of Team USA working out at the ‘Iolani pool. To watch a beautiful video of of the team workouts at ‘Iolani, click any one of the photos. Video and photos are from the USASwimming Instagram page.