Adrian named one of six Team USA captains

Nathan Adrian smiles after winning the mens 100-meter freestyle final at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, Thursday, June 30, 2016, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Nathan Adrian smiles after winning the mens 100-meter freestyle final at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, Thursday, June 30, 2016, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Bremerton’s Nathan Adrian was selected by his Olympic peers on Tuesday as one of six captains to head Team USA as they prepare for the Rio Games in a matter of weeks.

Adrian was selected as a captain along with Michael Phelps and Anthony Ervin for the men’s team. On the women’s side, captains are Cammile Adams, Elizabeth Beisel and Allison Schmitt. The team is training in San Antonio this week before heading to Atlanta for more training and then to Brazil.

Adrian is not the first Bremerton swimmer to be named a team captain. That honor goes to Tara Kirk Sell who was named for the women’s team for the 2004 Athens Games.