No Pressure…Enjoying Olympic Fun

From the days of Johnny Weissmuller to the era of Michael Phelps, American swimmers have frequently risen to the occasion at the Olympics. Over 60% of the athletes do their lifetime bests in the most pressure-packed swim meet of their lives.

How do these athletes handle this pressure?

By swimming as a team and enjoying themselves and appreciating the unique environment they have worked so hard to participate in. This video gives a hint of the ambiance of the American team during their pre-Olympic training camp and travels:

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Steven Munatones