Team USA swimmers making a splash in Colorado Springs

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The USA Swimming Women’s National Team is ready to make a splash in Olympic City USA. 

It doesn’t get more amazing than this,” said Lindsay Hogan with the U.S. Olympic Committee. “These are the top swimmers, not in the country, but in the world, and they come regularly to Colorado Springs to train.”

To these athletes, our backyard provides the perfect pool of success.

It’s harder to breathe, harder to sleep, it makes everything harder, but I feel like I train very well here, said Olympian Katie Ledecky. It’s just a focused environment. It’s eating, sleeping and swimming. 

It’s nice to be back in the Olympic Training Center,” said Olympian Simone Manuel. “It’s a place where you can focus on your goals.”

It’s tough training as they make their way to this summer’s World Championships, and of course the upcoming 2020 Olympic Games.

Our Olympic trials are really difficult,” Ledecky said. “It’s high pressure, really exciting environment.” 

The team will be coming back and forth to the Pikes Peak region, not only to train, but to give back.

We’ll be hosting events every month, highlighting upcoming events and athletes participating in community events and getting the public excited, Hogan said. 

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