U.S. Para-Swimming Social Recap: Rio Test Event

By U.S. Paralympics | April 25, 2016, 6:30 p.m. (ET)

With less than five months until the Paralympic Games, U.S. swimmers hit the pool for the first time at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium for the Aquece Rio test event, held April 22-24. Nine U.S athletes traveled the thousands of miles to take on the world's best in the host country Brazil over the course of three days. 

Though the competition was fierce from 18 other countries, Team USA found the medal stand and a little time to have some fun in Rio. Take a look behind-the-scenes and by the pool through the lens of social media:


Off to Rio!







Team USA Has Arrived


The view alone is worth the 22 hours of traveling 🌞

A photo posted by McKenzie Coan (@mckenzie_coan) on



Team USA in Rio #TeamRGT #NoLegsNoLimits #RoadToRio2016 #RioTestEvent

A photo posted by Rudy Garcia-Tolson (@rudygarciatolson) on





The Pool Where Paralympic Dreams Are Made Of











Medals on Medals




100 freestyle medalists

A photo posted by Roy Perkins (@roy.perkins) on







Had a great time in Rio with some great races! Can't wait to go back and have some more! #roadtorio

A photo posted by Martha Ruether (@marthamarier) on


When in Rio


I swear this trip does involve actual physical activity @dolfinswimwear #roadtorio

A photo posted by Roy Perkins (@roy.perkins) on




RESULTS