WASHINGTON, January 9, 2017 – When it snows hard enough to change everything, you can lament the gods of weather, or go outside and play. The men’s Georgia Tech swim team had their weekend meet canceled due to winter’s white stuff. Adding insult to the injury, they were snowed into their Virginia hotel.
Boys being boys, the teams choice was not to sit around inside, where it was warm and dry; instead, they went out to play – wearing only their Speedos.
They are not the first collegiate swim team to butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke or freestyle in the white stuff, but they are the latest. Their video has been retweeted, reposted and shared on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook where the video has received over 7.5 million views to date.
The team reports that “the video and the original post on Twitter has also been retweeted almost 2,100 times and has received 4,900 likes in just 48 hours, while on Instagram it has been viewed a total of over 31,000 times combined on the @GeorgiaTech, @GTathletics and @GTSwimDive pages.”
The video and the team has received national news attention.
Watch the team celebrate youthful vigor as the team sets new world records in the setting the new world record in the Snow 4X50 Individual Medley Relay . The feat was captured on video by freshman swimmer Aidan Pastel.
Georgia Tech’s aquatic center was the practice home for our 2016 Olympic Swim team.