Video: Courtesy of USA Swimming
As a 2008 Olympic gold medalist in relay swimming, Matt Grevers knows a bit about poolside pressure—which no doubt thickened the chlorinated air on Saturday before Grevers proposed to his girlfriend and USA national swimming teammate, Annie Chandler.
"If I didn't get first it wouldn't have worked out so well," Grevers remarked later of winning the 100-meter backstroke at the Missouri Grand Prix, conveniently placing him on the medalist stand to make his next move. With a medal around his neck and a ring in his hand, Grevers bent to one knee and asked a towel-wrapped Chandler to marry him. By our estimation, this is probably the only scenario in which wet hair at an engagement isn't a mood killer. Watch the video above to soak up all the surprise proposal goodness—or just to see shirtless, tan swimmers. Your pick.
—Phillip B. Crook