Little Known Facts about the 2017 FINA World Championships Team

Little Known Facts about the 2017 FINA World Championships Team

By Chase McFadden//Contributor  | Saturday, July 22, 2017

Sure, you know a few facts about the USA National Team members swimming in Budapest – such as True Sweetser has a really cool name – but here are some lesser-known tidbits about this American squad that may surprise you...

  • Wonder Woman has a poster of Katie Ledecky on her bedroom wall.
  • NATO has officially classified Matt Grevers’s pecs as weapons of mass awesomeness.
  • Kathleen Baker was Ariel’s stunt double in the The Little Mermaid.
  • Simone Manuel worked at SeaWorld until trainers realized that she was giving the dolphins an inferiority complex.
  • Aquaman’s wallpaper is a picture of Caeleb Dressel.
  • Your mattress is likely older than Regan Smith.
  • Elizabeth Beisel has competed at every world championships since she was 18-months-old.
 

For more expert analysis and insight from the 17th FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, catch Deck Pass Live, right here on usaswimming.org. The show begins approximately one hour after finals. Also, follow our coverage from Hungary on Facebook and Twitter. #DeckPassLive.


 

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