Michael Phelps has already achieved a new Olympic 1st, 3 weeks before the Rio Games. Michael Phelps was named a captain of the U.S. Olympic swim team for the first time, in his record-tying fifth Olympic appearance. the other U.S. Olympic Swim Team Captains 2016 are Nathan Adrian, Anthony Ervin, Cammile Adams, Elizabeth Beisel and Allison Schmitt.
Phelps, 31, is entered in 3 individual events(100m, 200m butterfly and 200m I.M) in Rio and will be a part of 3 relays. Captains were chosen by the forty seven swimmers on the U.S. Olympic team.
U.S. Olympic swim team captains at the previous 3 Games:
2012: Brendan Hansen, Jason Lezak, Peter Vanderkaay, Natalie Coughlin, Rebecca Soni
2008: Hansen, Lezak, Erik Vendt, Amanda Beard, Coughlin, Dara Torres
2004: Lenny Krayzelburg, Tom Malchow, Lindsay Benko, Jenny Thompson
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Adrian named a U.S. swim team captain
Bremerton’s Nathan Adrian was chosen by his Olympic peers on Tuesday united of six captains to go the Team USA’s swimming team as they prepare for next month’s Rio Games.
Adrian was chosen as a captain at the side of Michael Phelps and Anthony Ervin for the men’s team. On the women’s side, the captains are Cammile Adams, Elizabeth Beisel and Allison Schmitt. The team is coaching in San Antonio in the week before heading to Atlanta for additional training so to Brazil.
Adrian isn’t the first Bremerton swimmer to be named a team captain. That honor goes to Tara kirk Sell who was named for the women’s team for the 2004 Athens Games.
The Olympic Swim Team Captains are:
- Cammile Adams (two-time Olympian)
- Elizabeth Beisel (three-time Olympian)
- Allison Schmitt (three-time Olympian)
- Nathan Adrian (three-time Olympian)
- Anthony Ervin (three-time Olympian)
- Michael Phelps (five-time Olympian)