US Olympic Swim Team's Aqua Version of 'Call Me Maybe' Video Goes Viral

Erin Quinn@@ErinQuinn11Contributor IIIJuly 26, 2012

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Move over, Harvard baseball team.

The day before the opening ceremony in London, the U.S. Olympic swimming team debuted their version of "Call Me Maybe," including Ryan Lochte, Michael Phelps, Missy Franklin and Natalie Coughlin, among other swimmers.  

The video went viral on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube within minutes.

The U.S. Olympic swim team's version is led by swimming star (and now dancing star) Missy Franklin, who is gunning for gold in four individual events and three relays at the London Games.

But the pressure doesn't seem to be getting to this first-time Olympian, as she let her hair down, danced and lip-synced the song with her teammates.

Brendan Hansen—four-time Olympic medalist looking to capture that elusive individual medal in the 100-meter breaststroke—did most of his "Call Me Maybe" moves underwater.

"I'm much better dancing underwater than I am on land. Trust me. #CallMeMaybe," he tweeted.

Coming into the Olympic Games as arguably the greatest swimmer in the world today—not to mention a burgeoning sex symbol and poster boy for Ralph Lauren—Ryan Lochte makes a cameo appearance that will sure to have the girls going wild as he blows a gentle kiss to the camera and winks.

Not to be outdone, Michael Phelps gets the video off and rolling inside their London-bound plane, where he and the rest of the ripped swim team join in with their synchronized moves.



It's no surprise that former Dancing with the Stars competitor Natalie Coughlin—one of the most decorated female Olympic athletes of all time—would steal the show with her moves. She slinks down the isle of the plane mouthing, "So here's my me maybe?"

There is a romantic interlude between real-life Olympic swim couple Rebecca Soni and Ricky Berens that gets busted up in hysterical fashion by butterfly star Dana Vollmer just before the two lovebirds can kiss.

If that weren't enough, veteran USA Olympic Coach, Jon Urbanchek and Olympic gold medalist and famed swimming commentator Rowdy Gaines also make guest appearances in the video.

While these athletes have been training upwards of four to six hours a day, chasing the black line at the bottom of the pool, they certainly know how to have a good time and put U.S. swimming on the map.

This is one of the most fun ways to begin your Olympic viewing.