Front row, from left: Aaron Peirsol, Brendan Hansen, Garrett Weber-Gale, Mark Gangloff, Ryan Lochte
All eyes were on the U.S. men's swim team in Beijing's water cube, as Michael Phelps chased a record eight gold medals in a single Olympic Games. But race after race, including some of the narrowest victories and most incredible come-from-behind finishes, Michael made Olympic history, eventually becoming the most decorated Olympian ever. He couldn't have done it without his team. In one of the greatest comebacks of these Olympic Games, Jason Lezak willed the team to victory in the 4x100 relay. Teammate Cullen Jones secured his own spot in Olympic greatness when he became only the second African-American to win a gold medal in swimming.
Clearly the extra attention only fueled these water boys, and Team USA™ brought home an incredible 17 medals in the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games!