Yes, the trip was a success and Nathan’s come away with a gold medal in the 4x100free relay for the States. Did I also mention a world record? But Nathan swam the opening leg in the prelims in fine fashion, helping his team out as the fastest qualifier into the finals. Unfortunately, the record only held up until that time, where a few other guys were subbed in to give more people a chance at the gold. If you guys have missed it, it was a swim for the ages. For the details check out this summary from NBC.
Just a ridiculous swim that will go down in as part of swimming folklore. Was very glad to be in the stands for both his race and the finals (thanks to my aunt and cousin!), and screamed my lungs out while up on my feet like everyone else. The atmosphere was astounding!
Will write more later when I have my pics up from the event!