Meyer '10, a 2010 All-American for the Crimson, will represent the U.S. at the 2012 London Olympic Games (USA Swimming).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Alex Meyer '10, the 2011 Fran Crippen Memorial Male Open Water Swimmer of the Year, was featured in the Sunday edition of the Boston Globe by John Powers as part of a series profiling U.S. Olympic hopefuls training for the Summer Games in London. Meyer became the first U.S. swimmer to qualify for the 2012 Olympics when he placed fourth at the 2011 FINA World Championships in Shanghai, China.
"It’s not as though he was the first guy to splash around in Walden Pond. Henry David Thoreau paddled across it, generations of skinny-dippers have immersed themselves, and triathletes train there. But when Alex Meyer does his extended up-and-backs at the Concord swimming hole, he eventually attracts a cadre of the curious..."
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