Nathan Adrian explains his recovery technique

I thought I noticed something when I saw the photos from the Arena Grand Prix event in Santa Clara, California, last month, but wasn’t completely sure.

Now I know I was right.

Nathan Adrian talked to Mel Stewart for this Gold Medal Mel moment on the ancient art of cupping — his chosen recovery technique.

Adrian, a Bremerton native and three-time Olympic gold medalist, is gearing up for the U.S. Nationals next month and should be a lock for the U.S. team as it heads to the Pan Pacific Championships in August.