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PHOENIX, Arizona, July 16. THE US World Championship team, including athletes, coaches and staff, is en route to Bilbao, Spain for a training camp prior to the World Championship Games in Barcelona. Athletes and coaches took to Twitter last night and this morning, expressing their excitement (well, mostly excitement) at the upcoming travel and camp. The swimming portion of the 2013 World Championships runs July 28 - August 4.

Two time Olympian Chloe Sutton was excited the night before...


...and then revealed that she has four flights scheduled for today:



Natalie Coughlin seems a little daunted at the thought of a long day of travel ahead:





World Record holder Missy Franklin is all sunshine and excitement (as expected):



Meanwhile, Ricky Berens says that he almost forgot his passport, but didn't cut corners when prepping for his travel entertainment needs:



California's Caitlin Leverenz displayed an adorable collection of cards wishing her good luck in Barcelona:



Not to be outdone by the athletes, renowned US coaches Dave Salo and Jon Urbanchek posted a little back and forth banter on Twitter regarding travel accommodations:



The USA Swimming Foundation sent well wishes to the National Team:



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