We’ve all heard the theory of six degrees of separation–that by connecting the dots of people you know, you can somehow find your way to just about everyone in the world through six people.
Since I am, ahem, just a bit intrigued by Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, I thought I’d see if I can’t find the six degrees between the two of us. Here goes:
1. I live near Baltimore
2. Back when training heavily for triathlon, I used to do masters’ swim practices at Meadowbrook in Baltimore
3. Michael Phelps trains at Meadowbrook
4. I’d see Michael Phelps there almost every time I swam
5. Michael Phelps is currently at the Olympics, where he has competed against, and been on two relay teams with…
6. You guessed it
See? I think we are destined to know each other. What’s that? He’s 20 years my junior? Details…
Who’s your Olympic favorite this year?