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Auburn swimmers pose by Olympic logo

Something about seeing a tiny Auburn logo set against a giant Olympic logo really hit it home—the AUlympics start today. And Auburn freshman Megan Fonteno and Auburn sophomore Marcelo Chierighini look about as ready as you can get.

Fonteno, an All-SEC First Team’er, is the only woman swimming for American Samoa, or as it’s unfortunately now known in Alabama, American Caramel deLite.

Chierighini is representing his native Brazil. Dude didn’t start swimming until he was 17. Now he’s an Olympian. Talk about a stroke of genius…

This photo was taken Bahamian swim coach Brett Hawke (AU’99), who has thankfully taken up the torch of our #AUlympics hashtag. Everybody’s doing it!

Related: AU’s ‘I Am Auburn’ Olympics promo video.

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