Nice photo, huh? I love it. It's so sketchy, real, and so not posed.
By the way, I said it first here on the blog, Eric Shanteau is the Lance Armstrong of our sport and what a comeback champion he is after dominating cancer of all opponents. Please note that Eric represented the LIVESTRONG foundation, while Rebecca Soni represented the UN Foundation, and Aaron continues to represents Oceana, which is the largest international organization focused solely on ocean conservation.
Aarron Peirsol is the most underrated Olympian ever. I am losing count as to how many Olympic games he has attended: Three total and working on a fourth.
Here is the Press release.
CARLSBAD, Calif., -May 18, 2010– Arena, one of the leading waterwear companies in the world, today announced Arena elite team athletes Rebecca Soni and Eric Shanteau took home top medals from the Charlotte UltraSwim Grand Prix this weekend.
Soni, who placed second in the overall meet and was awarded $10,000, set two meet records in the 100 meter breast stroke and the 200 meter breast stroke. Teammate Eric Shanteau took home a gold medal in the 100 and 200 meter breaststroke and took home silver in the 200 meter individual medley relay.
“We are incredibly proud of our Arena elite team and their continued success in these grand prix events,” said Bryan Smeltzer, vice president of marketing, Arena USA. “Not only do we support our elite athletes, but we stand behind all the charities that were supported at this weekend’s UltraSwim event.”
In addition to bringing home top medals, Arena elite team members were able to support their respective charities. Rebecca Soni represented the UN Foundation, Eric Shanteau represented LIVESTRONG and Aaron Piersol represented Oceana.