Team USA Swimming Has a “Call Me Maybe” Video of Their Own

US Olympic Swim Team Call Me Maybe

Posted by on 07/26/2012 at 5:50 PM Videos

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When they’re not getting flirty with the competition, members of Team USA Swimming do indeed like to take part in a time-honored 2012 tradition: filming “Call Me Maybe” lip dub videos. But Carly Rae Jepsen is Canadian, and my grandmother has already moved on to working out her concept for a “Good Time” video! We’ll let the unoriginality slide for now—anything for a few seconds of Ryan Lochte, also known as that glistening, chlorine-dipped angel above, AM I RIGHT? Also, another Team USA musical moment means we’re increasing the chances of there being a dance-off between the swimming and women’s soccer teams inside the Olympic Village, which some measly badminton player will ultimately upload to YouTube.

US Olympic Swim Team Call Me Maybe

Photo: YouTube

They’re far from the first group of athletes to offer their take on Jepsen’s tune, suggesting that preparing for such epic competition requires goofy dancing and a few trips down the water slide to clear the head. But we have to tip our hat to the team’s collective sense of balance—dancing on a plane, among other things, can be difficult with turbulence and minimal leg room—and the ability to talk multi-gold medalist and rumored jerk Michael Phelps into taking part in the fun. He does have a beard now, so maybe his Beijing diva antics are a thing of the past?

US Olympic Swim Team Call Me Maybe

Photo: YouTube

We’re about 24 hours away from the Opening Ceremony, a point at which we’ll know for sure whether or not Wesley Snipes’ prediction that the people of London would not be prepared for such a great spotlight to put be upon their fair city, and only a few more hours from that until we can admire these bodies in motion, doing what they do best, all in the name of patriotism. U-S-A!

 

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