NCAA champion swimmer Annie Chandler monitors the lanes at the newly renovated and expanded Oro Valley Aquatic Center during the Fitter & Faster Swim Tour. Sunday's clinic gave kids the chance to work with two award-winning swimmers, Chandler and Olympian Matt Grevers. The aquatic center…
With microphone in hand, Annie Chandler, behind, explains to the class what Matt Grevers is doing in the water. The Fitter & Faster Swim Tour is visiting cities across the U.S.
Matt Grevers, doing the backstroke, won gold medals in London in the 100 backstroke and 400 medley. He'll be offering tips to young swimmers at the Fitter and Faster clinic.
Annie Chandler was an 18-time All-American for the University of Arizona and helped propel the UA team to the 2008 national championship. She'll be at Fitter and Faster swim clinic, too.
Matt Grevers and Annie Chandler - the newlywed "it" couple of Tucson swimming, if not the entire nation - are headlining a clinic at the new Oro Valley Aquatic Center.
The 23 Olympic athletes with Southern Arizona ties produced nine medals by the time closing ceremonies ended the London Games on Sunday.
Left: Bernard Lagat, a Tucson resident, left, and Britain's Mohamed Farah competed in the men's 5,000-meter final at the London Olympics. Lagat finished fourth, just off the bronze, after he was tripped in the final stretch.
Matt Grevers, left, and USA teammate Nick Thoman, both with Tucson ties, finished first and second in the 100-meter backstroke final.
Above: Caitlin Leverenz, facing, embraces the United States' Arian Kukors after winning bronze in the 200-meter individual medley final. Leverenz is a Sahuaro High grad.
Georganne Moline, a UA senior, set a personal best in the 400-meter hurdles during track events at the London Games. She finished about a half-second off the bronze.
High-jumper Brigetta Barrett, a University of Arizona theater major, cleared 6 feet, 8 inches, winning an Olympic silver medal.
After winning the 100-meter backstroke in Olympic record time, Tucsonan Matt Grevers high fives teammate Nick Thoman, who was second.
LONDON - For Matt Grevers and Nick Thoman, the road to the Olympic 100-meter backstroke podium Monday night went through Tucson.
Tucsonan Matt Grevers won gold at the London Olympics this afternoon in the 100-meter backstroke. Former University of Arizona swimmer Nick Thoman earned the silver.
U.S. swimmer Matt Grevers, right, and Japan's Ryosuke Irie leave the blocks in a 100-meter backstroke heat Sunday. Grevers, who trains in Tucson, won both his heat and semifinal to reach today's final.
Members of the U.S. 4x100-meter freestyle relay team, including Michael Phelps at left, try to come to grips with their loss to France.
American Dana Vollmer celebrates after setting a world record en route to winning the 100-meter butterfly. "I kept really calm," said Vollmer, who was third at the turn.
LONDON - Ryan Lochte grabbed at the edge of the pool, head down, staring at the water. Michael Phelps glared at the scoreboard, trying to digest the first silver medal of his Olympic career.