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February 20, 2014
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FOX Sports In Focus: Alex Meyer
July 19, 2012
FOXSports.com's Laura Okmin sits down with Olympic long distance swimmer Alex Meyer. Find out what inspires him to compete. Watch Video
July 22, 2012
by Bonnie D. Ford
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- As a kid in upstate New York, Alex Meyer imagined jumping off a bridge at the northern end of slender Cayuga Lake and swimming farther than he could see, almost 40 miles south, to his hometown of Ithaca.
The Boston Globe
May 13, 2012
by John Powers
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.
December 20, 2011
by Bette Marston
With the Olympics right around the corner, most athletes have the Olympic trials at the front of their mind. But Alex Meyer is not like most athletes. The open-water swimmer is the first American swimmer to have qualified for the 2012 Games. While he is still training hard, Meyer, 23, can relax just a tiny bit, knowing that he will be representing the U.S. in London next summer... read more
November 21, 2011
Alex Meyer (Ithaca, N.Y.) collected the Breakout Performer of the Year Award. Meyer won the 2011 USA Swimming 10K Open Water National Championship and became the first U.S swimmer to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games with his fourth place finish in the 10K at World Championships. Watch Video
The New York Times
October 22, 2011
by Karen Crouse
CONCORD, Mass. — Wading into Walden Pond, Alex Meyer did not exactly find an idyllic sanctuary, a spot where one’s solitude is broken only by birdsong... read more
October 13, 2011
by Vicki Michaelis
CONCORD, Mass. – The trees surrounding Walden Pond are letting go of their leaves. The beach on the pond's eastern edge holds just a smattering of visitors. The water is cool to the touch. Still, Alex Meyer, the first U.S. swimmer to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics, is swimming, no wetsuit, a half mile to the western shoreline and back — a warmup for an hours-long workout in the water Henry David Thoreau.... read more
The Morning Swim Show
September 9, 2011
PHOENIX, Arizona, September 9. ON today's edition of The Morning Swim Show Tim Murphy talks about preparing for his role as head coach of the USA Olympic open water team. Only one swimmer has been selected for that team so far, and it happens to be one of Murphy's personal swimmers, Alex Meyer. Murphy talks about... read more
September 6, 2011
by Bob Schaller
Wondering just who will make the coveted, precious few spots on the 2012 Olympic Team? Alex Meyer doesn’t need to worry. He’s the one person who has secured a spot based on his fourth-place finish at the 2011 Open Water World Championships in Shanghai. He talks about being the sole qualifier at this point, and claims that... read more
September 1, 2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Swimming today named Tim Murphy, Bob Bowman and Dave Salo to its 2012 Olympic swim team coaching staff. Murphy will
lead the U.S. open water Olympic team, Bowman will serve as an assistant coach for the men’s swim team and Salo will be an assistant coach for the women’s team. Leading up to next year’s Olympic
Games, Bowman will work with Olympic Men’s Head Coach Gregg Troy and Salo will team with Women’s Head Coach Teri McKeever to help prepare the U.S. swim team for success in London. The remaining four members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic swim team... read more
The Morning Swim Show
August 19, 2011
PHOENIX, Arizona, August 19. OLYMPIAN Alex Meyer joins today's edition of The Morning Swim Show to discuss the world championships and his training over the next 11 months. Meyer is the first athlete named to the USA Swimming Olympic team for 2012, and he talks about the qualifying race that put him on the team, as well as the Olympic... read more