As Americans, we're used to Team USA being a major force at any Olympics, but what's it like to represent a small country? Today we're talking with swimmer Felicity Passon, who will compete for the Seychelles at the Olympics. Felicity tells us about the few resources she has access too, how her National Olympic Committee is trying to improve sport within the country, and how she hopes to make it better for the next generation of athletes. Plus, we have a big announcement!
We're diving in the pool this week! Mallory Comerford, Olympic hopeful, US National Team member and swimmer for the International Swim League's Cali Condors, shares some tips on what freestylers are doing in the water, so we viewers can better figure out what's going on in the pool (beyond the drive to be the fastest swimmer).
We sit down with swimming legend John Naber. John was the golden boy of the 1976 Montreal Olympics, winning four gold medals and one silver medal, and setting multiple world records that held up for years. John talks about swimming, his Montreal experience, his career as a broadcaster and his work with Olympians for Olympians Relief Fund.
This week we learn all about Rio 2016's Olympic swimming pools--how they were built and what happened to them. Jill and Alison talk with Trevor Tiffany of A&T Europe and Chairman of Myrtha Pools USA, the supplier of Rio's pools. Trevor tells us all about temporary pools and the plans (or non-plans) for Tokyo 2020, Paris 2024 and LA 2028.