A Different View of Olympic-Champion Swimmers

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Jay Litherland of the United States competes in the men's 400-meter individual medley, heat four.Photo: Adam Pretty/Getty Images

United States swimming had an impressive showing in Rio de Janeiro this weekend. Michael Phelps grabbed his 19th gold medal in the men’s 4x100- meter freestyle relay. Katie Ledecky crushed her own world record in the women’s 400-meter freestyle, a feat that landed her at the top of the podium. Getty photographer Adam Pretty captured the swimmers from the U.S. and other countries that raced this weekend.

Top: Michael Phelps gives the United States the lead in the men's 4x100-meter freestyle relay en route to claiming his 19th gold medal.Photo: Adam Pretty/Getty Images
American swimmer Maya Dirado takes the silver medal in the women's 400-meter individual medley in her last Olympics before retirement.Photo: Adam Pretty/Getty Images
Katie Ledecky races in a heat of the 400-meter feestyle before smashing her world record and winning the gold medal in the final.Photo: Adam Pretty/Getty Images
Dana Vollmer of the United States took the bronze medal in the 100m Butterfly.Photo: Adam Pretty
At top: American swimmer Cody Miller races toward a bronze medal in the 100-meter breaststroke final.
Adam Peaty of Great Britain sets a new world record and grabs gold in the men's 100-meter breaststroke final.Photo: Adam Pretty/Getty Images
At top: First-time Olympian Katie Meili of the United States will compete for a medal in the women's 100-meter breaststroke Monday.Photo: Adam Pretty/Getty Images
At right, two-time Olympian and American swimmer Conor Dwyer will compete for a medal in the 200-meter freestyle Monday.Photo: Adam Pretty/Getty Images
Katinka Hosszu of Hungary wins gold and sets a new world record in the 400-meter individual medley.Photo: Adam Pretty/Getty Images
At top: Olivia Smoliga of the United States will try for her first Olympic medal in the 100-meter backstroke Monday.Photo: Adam Pretty/Getty Images