With the first competition day of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia beginning on the Feb. 7th, NBC premiered the Olympic primetime special How to Raise an Olympian, on Wednesday, Feb. 5. American short-track speedskater J.R. Celski, who was featured in the special, rehabilitated in a SwimEx pool at the U.S. Olympic Training Center prior to winning his Bronze medal at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Celski is expected to medal at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
The SwimEx pool segment was edited in the How to Raise an Olympian, but this video was from the 2010 Special.
How to Raise an Olympian is hosted by TODAY correspondent and Opening Ceremony co-host Meredith Vieira. Produced by Weiden & Kennedy for P&G, How to Raise an Olympian expands on P&G’s “Thank You Mom: Raising an Olympian” campaign and features the love, support and challenges overcome by the mothers and families of:
- Olympic freeskier Nick Goepper (mother Linda);
- Olympic ice dancing silver medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White (mother Cheryl and Jacqui, respectively);
- Olympic alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin (mother Eileen);
- Olympic short track speed skater J.R. Celski (mother Sue);
- Paralympic snowboarder Amy Purdy (mother Sheri);
- Olympic gold medalist and TODAY and NBC Olympics correspondent Lindsey Vonn (mother Lindy).