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Jammed finger forces Adrian out of winter nationals

Olympic champion Nathan Adrian of Bremerton pulled out of the finals of the 50-yard freestyle Thursday at the Winter Nationals in Austin, Texas.

Adrian jammed his right pinkie finger on a lane rope while warming down after the morning preliminaries, according to a report on

“Sad news but I don’t want to hurt it any more!” Adrian wrote on Twitter.

Adrian said the finger is not broken. Adrian told Swimming World’s Jeff Commings that he was out of the rest of the meet.

Adrian had posted the fastest time of the day, and a meet record, of 18.82 seconds and was the favorite to win the title and possibly break his American record of 18.66.

Adrian, who won two golds and a silver medal at the London Games this summer, was also scheduled to swim in Saturday’s 100 freestyle.

Nathan Adrian sets record at Winter Nationals

Bremerton’s Nathan Adrian, swimming competitively for the first time since winning three medals at the London Olympics, set a blistering pace in the 50-yard freestyle at the Winter Nationals Thursday morning.

Adrian touched the wall in a meet record of 18.82 seconds. He is the American-record holder in the event in 18.66, which he set in the 2011 NCAA championships as a senior at California.

The Olympic gold medalist will be the No. 1 seed in the finals, which can be seen via livestreaming at, at 3 p.m. local time.


Bremerton’s Adrian still a hot topic

Nathan Adrian shot to stardom overnight it seemed.

After winning two gold medals and a silver at the Olympic Games in London, the Bremerton native seems to do nothing but live out of a suitcase and imitate the Johnny Cash song, “I’ve been everywhere.”

On Thanksgiving, he and Olympic teammate Peter Vanderkaay were in the Detroit parade. That was after taking a quick trip to Malaysia to shoot for the cover of the August Man fashion magazine.

There’s video of Adrian on Uinterview that surfaced this week from before London talking about the road to Rio in 2016, nutrition, his training regimen and whether or not he’s single (yes, he is).

This week he will be back in the water, competing for the first time since London, at the Winter Nationals in Austin, Texas. Adrian will swim Thursday in the prelims of the 50-yard freestyle. Adrian will swim the 100 freestyle on Saturday as well. The meet will be available via live-streaming at Prelims are at 7 a.m. (local time) and finals are at 3 p.m.

It’s also the first time Adrian will be swimming yards since he won the 50 and 100 free titles in 2011 at the NCAA championships as a senior at California-Berkeley.


Nathan Adrian to compete at winter nationals later this week

Nathan Adrian

Olympic champion Nathan Adrian is among some of the top swimmers in the country that will compete at the Winter National Short Course championships in Austin, Texas, Thursday-Saturday.

Adrian, a Bremerton native, will be competing for the first time since winning two gold medals and a silver at the London Olympics in August. Adrian won the 100-meter freestyle to give the U.S. the gold in that event for the first time since 1988.

Adrian will swim in the 50-yard freestyle Thursday and the 100 free on Saturday. He is the American-record holder in both events. Adrian is seeded first in the 50 in 18.66 seconds and first in the 100 in 41.10.

Also competing are fellow Olympians including Ryan Lochte, Missy Franklin, Jessica Hardy, Allison Schmitt and Matt Grevers.

Preliminaries begin at 7 a.m. local time and 3 p.m. for the finals. The meet will be shown on NBC on tape delay at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Nathan’s new-found celebrity status has kept the soon-to-be 24-year-old plenty busy since the summer, with multiple guest appearances on TV, photo shoots and appearances at New York’s Fashion Week. He seems to have taken a shine to modeling, going as far as Malaysia for a fashion shoot.


Nathan Adrian teaming with Salvation Army this holiday season

Nathan Adrian won three gold medals at the London Olympics.

Bremerton gold medalist Nathan Adrian has joined with The Salvation Army to support the organization’s Red Kettle Campaign.

The Salvation Army said Thursday the four-time Olympic champion will be making online and in-person appearances through the holiday season.

“I was first introduced to The Salvation Army thanks to my parents, who have been involved with them for a number of years in my hometown,” Adrian said in a press release, “and I am honored to support an organization that is committed to helping people who are in need.”

Adrian’s father, Jim Adrian, and mother, Cecilia, have supported the Bremerton Salvation Army for many years. Jim Adrian was recently elected as Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Salvation Army in Bremerton.

Nathan Adrian will take part in a Q & A with The Salvation Army, which will be posted on the organization’s website,; he will serve as honorary chairman for the organization’s World Record Bell-Ringing contest; and support the organization’s Rock the Red Kettle Concert in Los Angeles.

“Nathan is a true American champion, not just on the podium, but in the hearts and minds of young people who look up to him for inspiration,” said Major George Hood, National Community Relations and Development Secretary for The Salvation Army.