There’s something I never imagined I’d be typing… Not being the overly patriotic type, and mostly vegetarian, the 4th of July holiday doesn’t do much for me. I don’t really want to celebrate our government’s actions, our country’s reputation in the world or the alleged independence and democracy our president it spreading.
That said, what could be more American than spending the day with the US Olympic team, as they prepare to go to the Pan Am Games in Rio? My swim team was invited to their practice this morning and got to watch our country’s best synchronized swimmers do their thing. It’s beyond inspirational.
For all the joking about the sport, the make up and the Martin Short SNL skit, these are incredible athletes who I admire. To see them live is breath-taking. Swim high, hard and in formation!
More photos on my flickr page. Video removed 7/5 and will be reposted once YouTube has finished processing it.