“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”
-Albert Schweitzer

It’s amazing that there are people who dare to accomplish greatness in the world. People, who wish to make a difference and inspire the lives of others. People who work really hard to become their nation’s pride.

The US Olympic Swim Team stands as a great example. All the members do their best to give pride and honor to our country. They work really hard to make sure that they achieve success, not just for themselves, but for all of us.

The success of every Olympic team is the success of every nation. Of course, we, as citizens, want to do our best to support our team. We want to show them that we are behind them and their endeavors.

Recently, the people of Knoxville demonstrated their support when over 2,000 fans flooded the University of Tennessee campus to welcome the U.S. Olympic Swimming Team to East Tennessee.

Knoxville became a historic place that day as Team USA held a one-hour open practice and media session at UT’s Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center. It was one of the team’s final workouts before leaving for the upcoming London Games. Even the most well-known swimmers came for the practice, making the fans even more excited.

The people of Knoxville showed their immense support as they cheered and chanted in the upper-deck of the indoor facility. The Olympic Rookies and even the veterans were moved by the outpouring support of their fans. It was truly a memorable day for Team USA and their fans alike.

Team USA is not only the country’s pride, but more importantly, an inspiration for all of us. They serve as a beacon of light; giving us pride and honor despite the trials we face as a country. Knoxville proved its immeasurable gratitude for the people who keep lighting the spark, even in times of darkness.

Read more about US Olympic Swim Team practices in Knoxville HERE.

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