By the way, Rebecca Soni; who I speak so nicely about in the blog, and Aaron Peirsol; who my buddy Mark photographed, did not have the time to answer my email interview questions a couple weeks back just before the first USA Swimming Grand Pix but Cesar Cielo did! - Hail Cesar!
I won't forget that.
CARLSBAD, Calif., -April 7, 2010– Arena, one of the leading waterwear companies in the world, today announced Arena elite team athletes Cesar Cielo and Eric Shanteau medaled at the Columbus Grand Prix, taking home three gold and one silver medal at this weekend’s events.Here is a link to Cesar Cielo's website: [Link]
Cielo, who finished first in the 50m freestyle and 100m freestyle, currently holds the world record in both events. Shanteau, who was a member of USA’s winning 4x100m medley relay in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, placed first in the 200m breaststroke and a close second in 100m breaststroke.
The Columbus Grand Prix is the fifth of the eight USA Swimming Grand Prix series. The series is an opportunity for swimmers to prepare for the national championships while racing against top-level competitors. Arena elite swimmer Rebecca Soni is currently tied for third place with a total of 36 points.
“We are excited to see our Arena elite team member’s continued success in the Grand Prix events,” said Bryan Smeltzer, vice president of marketing, Arena USA. “Cielo and Shanteau both play a pivotal role on Arena’s presence in the United States”
Arena is distributed in the United States by Arena USA, based in Carlsbad, California.