By Bryant Gilmore
When you’ve been training as hard as the U.S. Olympic Swim Team, what do you do to blow off a little steam? Turn on the camera, crank up the iPod and make a parody video of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe,” of course.
Yes, the infectious summer hit and lightning rod for endless viral videos, has added another to the list and it features our Olympic hopefuls lounging and laughing poolside, hanging out in hotel rooms and laying down some dance moves, including a sweet underwater Robot as they bust out the lyrics to the song. It’s both hilarious and refreshing to see what the athletes engage in normal activity during their downtime.
One of the standout moments in the video comes at 1:04 when the ladies rise from their seats on an airplane to tackle the second verse of the song. Call us crazy, but we didn’t see the No Seat Belts sign go off, allowing them to do that, but when you’re going for Olympic gold on behalf of the entire country, we guess the TSA overlooks some things.
Good luck in London, guys. We’ll be watching, cheering you on and looking out for the next awesome parody. Maybe something set to, hopefully, “We Are The Champions,” next time? In the meantime, check out the video below: