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 USASwimming.org. 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.