Another Great Day for United States Swimmers at the Rio Olympics

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American swimmer Katie Ledecky (right) will try for another gold medal in the 200-meter freestyle Tuesday.Photo: Adam Pretty

United States is dominating the Olympic pool. America leads the field with 14 total medals in swimming, including four golds. Ryan Murphy, in the men’s 100-meter backstroke, and Lilly King, in the women’s 100-meter breaststroke, piled on two of those gold medals Monday night. Getty photographer Adam Pretty again captured those swimmers in action — this time from a view beneath the water. His photos detail the elegant mechanics of an Olympic swim: Arms slice the water, mouths gape open, torsos twist, and legs splash and leave clouds of water in their wakes.

Ryan Murphy wins the United States' third swimming gold in the men's 100-meter backstroke.Photo: Adam Pretty
American Lilly King (left) won gold in the 100-meter breastroke. She beat opponent Yulia Efimova of Russia (left), who won her appeal after being banned for doping. "It just proves that you can compete clean and still come out on top with all the work you put in," King said.Photo: Adam Pretty
Michael Phelps swims the 200-meter butterfly.Photo: Adam Pretty
Phelps will try for his 20th gold in the 200 meter butterfly Tuesday night.Photo: Adam Pretty
American swimmer Madeline Dirado will try to medal in the women's 200-meter individual medley Tuesday.Photo: Adam Pretty
Ledecky has another shot at gold Tuesday.Photo: Adam Pretty