You’ve got to love Nathan Adrian, the American competitive swimmer and four-time Olympic gold medalist who currently holds the American record in the long course 50-meter freestyle event. In the finals of the 100 free at the 2012 Indianapolis Grand Prix, Nathan Adrian’s Speedo FS3 suit split right down the crack showing off his beautiful round butt. Adrian just laughed it off, saying it happened when he was on the block and he couldn’t think about it because he had a race to swim.
Adrian was born in Bremerton, Washington in 1988. He is the son of James and Cecilia Adrian; his mother Cecilia is Chinese from Hong Kong. Cecilia is a nurse for the Bremerton school district, and his father James is a retired nuclear engineer for the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. Adrian has an older sister, Donella, who swam at Arizona State University, and an older brother, Justin, who swam at the University of Washington. Adrian started swimming at the age of five because of the influence of his siblings. He graduated in 2006 from Bremerton High School, where he swam for the school team. Adrian matriculated at the University of California, Berkeley in fall 2006, where he majored in public health. He eventually graduated with honors in the spring of 2012. At Cal, Adrian was a five-time individual NCAA champion: Winning the 50-yard freestyle in 2009 and 2011 and the 100-yard freestyle in 2009, 2010, and 2011.
At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Adrian won his fourth gold medal as the anchor for the US Men’s 4 × 100 meter freestyle relay alongside lead-off leg Caeleb Dressel, second leg Michael Phelps, and third leg Ryan Held. The Americans, with Dressel and Held as first-time Olympic competitors, finished with a time of 3:09.92, followed by France and Australia. Adrian’s final leg was 46.97 seconds, the fastest of the field.
While he has a beautiful body, I love Adrian’s ever present smile. Ok, I really like his butt too.