The Contest is now over... check back to see who won.
Congratulations to S. Grisham for her correct answer of Jason Lezak.
Clue # 3 is now available...
We’ve scheduled our Celebrity Guest Speaker for the Opening Ceremonies and thought we’d have some fun with the announcement and give away a Registration Fee Waiver in the process.
Here’s how the contest will work. Beginning today, July 8, and every Monday for the next three weeks, we’ll post a clue here on the Contests webpage. If you think you know who the Celebrity Guest Speaker is, send us the answer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The faster you figure out who the speaker is the better your chances of winning. Those who answer correctly in the first week will get three chances in a drawing to win the Registration Fee Waiver. Those who answer on the second week will get two chances and those who enter on the third week will get one chance.
With all three clues now posted, be sure to send in your guess. The contest will end on Sunday, July 28 at midnight. Check back to see who wins the drawing.
CLUE#1: Our Celebrity Guest Speaker was a standout Swimmer at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
CLUE #2: He grew up in Irvine, California and enjoyed all sports as a kid. He began swimming at the age of 5 and grew up to become an All-American in Water-Polo. Jason also played on his high school basketball team.
CLUE #3: At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, our guest speaker was the oldest male on the U.S. swim team. He anchored the U.S. 4×100-meter freestyle relay team that won the gold medal and set a new world record. In the final 25 meters, he overtook French team anchor Alain Bernard (the world record holder in the 100-meter freestyle going into the relay) to win gold despite Bernard having nearly a full body length's advantage when our guest speaker started his leg and half a body length with 25 meters from the end. He split a 46.06, the fastest 100-meter freestyle split in history, by nearly six tenths of a second. Our guest speaker helped win this crucial race for Michael Phelps, helping Michael to complete the goal of winning eight gold medals in a single Olympic Games, breaking Mark Spitz's record of seven gold medals at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich.
Our guest speaker also earned his first individual Olympic medal in Beijing, having tied for the bronze with Brazillian swimmer César Cielo Filho in the 100-meter freestyle with a time of 47.67.
The waiver is good for the 2013 year only, is not transferable and covers the Registration Fee. All Sport Fees will be the winner’s responsibility, but the 2013 Registration Fee will be completely waived.