I still have to do my own personal recap of the NCAA swimming championships, which on both the men's and women's side featured some amazing swims. The women's team race was close, too -- decided by a false start in a relay. I'd like to finish that off this week.
But while watching the women's championships, I was struck by how pretty Cal's Rachel Bootsma was. Superb smile. Bootsma has announced she's going to retire after the Summer Olympics, which as this sport goes is starting to be unusual. But she already has Olympic gold and won the 100 backstroke for the third time this meet, making her a three-time NCAA champion.
Good luck to her at the Trials. Below are three pictures that show how she combines feminine appeal with athleticism.