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Olympians Describe Why Teammates Are Integral To Olympic Success

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – There are a lot of things that make Olympians successful when the bright lights come on but one of the most important is their teammates.

From training together in preparation for the Olympics to cheering them on in their races, teammates make the sport more enjoyable.

“I wouldn’t do this sport if I had to swim by myself. I’d go crazy, I need people around me who are going to hold me accountable,” swimmer Caeleb Dressel said. “I am going to do the same for them. It is a family.”

Find out more about how important teammates are to the athletes’ Olympic success in the video above by NBC Sports.