Splash - May/June 2012 - (Page 10)

stARtiNG BLOCKS TOP TeN TweeTS top 10 TweeTS T witter allows National Team athletes direct one-on-one communication with fans. Each day, many of our National Teamers tweet their thoughts, amusing stories, and keep us up to date on their lives. Here are some of our personal favorite Tweets from the past few weeks… 4 8 usa swimminG @usa_swimming It’s beautiful RT @ Nathangadrian: Check out my trials countdown chain made by my good friend Lauren! http://t. co/0jNuVJjN ryan lOchte @ryanlochte Wow!!! That was one heck of a week of training Kathleen hersey @Kathleenhersey “@Shanteau: Getting stung by a bee immediately after finishing a brutal set #outdoortrainingproblems” hahahahahahahaha #ihiredthatbee DaViD plummer @davideplummer Athletes Dream to Live Here @ Olympic Training Center http://t.co/H5pi4tSb matt Farrell @mattfarrell RT @GotChocoMilk: Watch @DaraTorres discuss balancing training, personal and family life http://youtu.be/5jG_usC3Tow #TeamREFUEL Janet eVans @Janetbevans Coach just reminded me that at the 1996 Olympics I swam an 8:38 for 6th place. Today I swam an 8:49. Who says 40 yr olds can’t swim an 800? rOwDy Gaines @rowdyGaines Olympic Trials will be live every night on NBC and prelims will be on NBC Sports! We (swimming) have arrived! eric shanteau @shanteau HUGE health update, cleared all my surveillance tests...which means I am cleared for competition this summer! 3.5 yrs cancer free Follow UsA swimming on twitter @UsA_swimming 3 7 10 nicK Brunelli @nickBrunelli Some great time spent with the family this weekend. Yesterday & today it’s been back to work! Looking forward to the final push for trials! Jessica harDy @swimhardy Good reminder 3 mo’s out from trials! “@ dominiquedawes: All pain is for a purpose...once you accept and embrace that...you will be blessed!” 6 2 9 5 1 For 10 years now, our art director’s alter ego, Justin Case, has been hiding pranks in each issue of Splash. Since then, thousands of you have stepped up to the challenge and found his pranks and reported them to us. If you find Justin’s prank in this issue, report it to us, along with your FULL NAME and ADDRESS to splash@usa-swimming.org. One winner will be selected at random from a list of all the correct entries and will receive a prize from USA Swimming. Remember, Justin’s name appears in all his pranks. the answer: Check out the photo on page 16 of the March-April 2012 issue of Splash. A number of ghostly faces appear on the officials’ knees and credential badges, and in other places throughout the photo. The words on the starting blocks read, “Warning Justin Case.” the winners: Meghan S. Bourbonnais, Ill., and Chloe L. of Momence, Ill. 10 spl splAsH • May/June 2012 • The TRIALS ISSue http://www.youtu.be/5jG_usC3Tow http://t.co/0jNuVJjN http://t.co/0jNuVJjN http://www.t.co/H5pi4tSb

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Splash - May/June 2012

Splash - May/June 2012
Contents
About Trials...
Mike Gustafson
Swim Briefs/Justin Case
Top Ten Tweets/Point-Counterpoint
Keys to Success
Training With
Athletic Foodie
Olympic Trials Preview
The Swimmers
Rank & File
Third Is No Charm
Repeat Performance
Trials Pressures
Behind the Scenes
The Venue
Alex Meyer
Making the Team
Interactive
Swim Nut Zeke
Ultimate Pump-Up Song
Best Race Ever
America’s Swim Team Athletes

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