Watch as the USA Olympic swimming team listens to the announcement of team captains: Simone Emmanuel, Caeleb Dressel, Alllison Schmitt, and Ryan Murphy.
If you look along the back wall, you will see yours truly standing.
Media Day at Punahou School - July 8, 2021
With a captive audience of students and media, the USA Olympic Swim Team demonstrated their speed and expert technique. Team captains gave motivational speeches and answered questions. Later the team was given kukui nut leis, which symbolize light or enlightenment. Hopefully, the team learned how to minimize their weaknesses during their time in Hawaii.
Here I am, smiling ear to ear. So excited to be part of this team. When I started my studies to become a physical therapist, this was my end goal.
Thanks to everyone who supported me and especially my family. I wouldn’t be here without you!
Brian Cunningham, DPT I was born into a swimming family. My parents ran a local age group club. My brother and I were proud members. I have been a competitive swimmer since the age of 6 and a swim fan my whole life.