YouTube Thursday: America Heck Yup! Edition

Yeah, I dont think we are allowed to swear in titles now.  Ai!

In honor of July 4th, we thought this YouTube Thursday could be enough filler to last the 3 day weekend, where many of us will be far away from computers.  So, enjoy this slowly like a fine wine.  It might be the only thing to get you through the weekend!

And what will many of you be doing over this delightful weekend?  Swimming!  In pools!  And breaking world records!  So, in honor of your new world records, we thought we'd do a YouTube Thursday highlighting one of the finest athletes from Cal:  Natalie Coughlin.

 

Here's a video about a MP3 player or some such thing you wear while swimming.  Sounds futuristic. 


And here is Natalie's advice for young swimmers.  I know *I* feel inspired!

Natalie Coughlin wins a race in 2007:

Natalie Coughlin breaks her own world record (but what else is new?):

Training tips from Natalie:


And, of course, a classic scene from the movie Independence Day, which is about as apropos as it is ever going to be:

 

Have a happy July 4th!  Go Bears!

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join California Golden Blogs

You must be a member of California Golden Blogs to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at California Golden Blogs. You should read them.

Join California Golden Blogs

You must be a member of California Golden Blogs to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at California Golden Blogs. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker