(Photo by Rashad Milligan for Steed Media) Simone Manuel talks to the media after Day two of USA Swim Pro Series at Atlanta.

(Photo by Rashad Milligan for Steed Media) Simone Manuel talks to the media after Day 2 of USA Swim Pro Series at Atlanta.

Team USA is in Atlanta May 4-7 for the Pro Swimming Series. Simone Manuel, the first Black woman to win individual gold in swimming at the Olympics, and her college teammate Katie Ledecky headline the featured swimmers at the event.

Simone Manuel

(Photo by Rashad Milligan for Steed Media) Stanford's Simone Manuel warmsup before Day 2 Preliminary's in women's 100 meter freestyle.

Katie Ledecky

(Photo by Rashad Milligan for Steed Media ) Stanford's Katie Ledecky, largely considered the best women's swimmer in the world, watches prelimenary races on Day 2 of Pro Swimming Series at Georgia Tech.

Simone Manuel

(Photo by Rashad Milliganf or Steed Media ) Simone Manuel, the first Black woman to win an individual gold in the Olympics for swimming, adjusts swim cap before preliminary meet.

Simone Manuel

(Photo by Rashad Milligan for Steed Media) Simone Manuel talks to other swimmers during warmups.

Simone Manuel

(Photo by Rashad Milligan for Steed Media) Simone Manuel grabs some gear before preliminary meet.

Simone Manuel

(Photo by Rashad Milligan for Steed Media) Stanford's Simone Manuel talks to head coach Greg Meehan.

Simone Manuel

(Photo bY Rashad Milligan for Steed Media) Simone Manuel talks to the media after Day two of USA Swim Pro Series at Atlanta.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rashad Milligan

Rashad Milligan was the sports editor for Georgia State's student newspaper, The Signal, a position he held from July 2015 to May 2017. He placed first in the 2017 Southeast Journalism Conference Onsite Competition for Sports Reporting. He has also been featured on NBA.com and A3C.com