Olympics 2012: Dana Vollmer & More Show Off Nail Art in the Pool

Posted by July 30, 2012 12:45 pm
Click through to check out all of the swimmers' nail art! 

Allison Schmitt of the US shows off her red, white and blue nails as she adjusts her swim cap.


Swimmer Rebecca Adlington, from the U.K., has her nails painted with the Union Jack flag to show her team spirit.


Australia's Stephanie Rice chose to match her nails to her swim cap, with a neon yellow hue.


US swimmer Missy Franklin shows off red, white and blue nails before the women's 200m freestyle heat.


US swimmer Dana Vollmer (who broke the world record in the women's 100m butterfly) went with a more subdued, white manicure with nail art on one finger.


Alicia Coutts of Australia chose a marbleized, green and gold manicure for her women's 100m butterfly race.


 Francesca Halsall of Great Britain shows off her country's flag on each finger as she prepares to compete in the first semifinal heat of the women's 100m butterfly.


As we were rooting for our home team (Go USA!) this past weekend, we couldn’t help but notice that many of the swimmers were quite festive with their nail polish. Since they can’t exactly wear makeup while in the pool, and jewelry tends to get in the way, the girls jazz up their suits and swim caps with a bit of nail art or bright polish.

From World Record-breaker Dana Vollmer’s white manicure with a touch of design, to Australia’s Alicia Coutt’s’ marbelized mani, these swimmers are seriously upping their beauty game. Considering we’re only a couple of days into London’s Olympic games, we can’t wait to see what’s to come. Click through the slideshow above to see some of our favorite nail art that we’ve spotted so far, and trust us, we’ll be keeping an eye out for more to come.

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