Emily Brunemann started the Twitter excitement early this morning:
Josh White responded to his Michigan alma mater, and included a picture.. do you think that phone can tweet?
Jimmy Feigen made a little song commemorating the occasion:
Hai ho hai ho it's off to worlds we goWe're leaving school, it's to the poolHai ho hai hoI apologize for that @kathleenhersey made me-- James Jimmy Feigen (@JimmyFeigen) December 7, 2012
Chloe Sutton responded to her Worlds teammate Tom Shields, and then sent out her own Tweet about Worlds:
Please pray for me and the team's safety as we go to Istanbul! I'm confident in our security but still a bit nervous :) #sofarfromhome-- Chloe Sutton (@csutswim) December 7, 2012
Jasmine Tosky expressed her excitement at departing:
As the Worlds team's tweets were rolling in, swim fans started to send out their own excited Tweets:
Man, seeing all these 'leaving for Turkey!' tweets makes me wish I was. As a spectator, of course. #someoneflymeoutthereplease-- Ashley ॐ(@jeashleyyyy) December 7, 2012
Canadian athletes joined in on the fun:
Off to the pool for one last loose swim before I head to the airport. #GettingExcited-- Andrew Poznikoff (@PozzSwim) December 7, 2012
Missy Franklin, of course, wished everyone luck:
Best of luck to all my teammates and friends heading to Turkey for World Championships! I'll miss you but can't wait to watch and cheer!-- Missy Franklin (@FranklinMissy) December 7, 2012
But the best set of Tweets for the morning went to Ryan Lochte, who initially complained about spending an entire day on the plane...then in a twist of fate, realized that wouldn't be the case due to a cancelled flight!
Just my luck! My flight to Newark got cancelled where I am supposed to meet the rest of #TeamUSA to head to Turkey. Everything is booked:(-- Ryan Lochte (@ryanlochte) December 7, 2012
From Swimming World Magazine, we wish everyone safe travels and fast times!
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