Mike Alexandrov was always a good swimmer, an All-American at Northwestern. After finishing graduate school, he moved to Arizona. Since making the move to the desert southwest, Alexandrov, a breaststroke specialist, has gotten to be a way better swimmer, emerging as one of the key American medal threats at the short-course world championships this week in Dubai. Earlier this month, at the U.S. national short-course championships, in Columbus, the 25-year-old Alexandrov not only won both the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke -- he set American records in each.
Really good for a guy who swims with his eyes closed.
Click here to read the story at TeamUSA.org.