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Therapy dogs are the US Swim Team's Secret New Weapon

The U.S. Olympic Swim Team is using therapy dogs to help their athletes relax.

30 canine coaches are joining the swimmers in the athlete lounge at the the U.S. Olympic Trials this week in Omaha, Nebraska. Morgan Weinberg of U.S.A. Swimming came up with the idea as a way to destress the swimmers.

Domesti-PUPS, a non-profit organization that provides therapy, service and rescue dogs, provided the canine companions. Some of their dogs came from Omaha where the trials are being held, others traveled from Lincoln and Missouri.

With such a positive response from the swimmers, the group hopes to have the pups doggy-paddling back next competition.

Click through the gallery below to see photos of patriotic dogs for July 4th.

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If this doesn't put a smile on your face on a day that is difficult for so many I don't know what will. #neverforget #911memorial #Repost @pupbox with @repostapp. ・・・ Today we stand united and remember the fallen! #neverforget 🇺🇸 @tuckerdouglasbojangles #911 #patrioticpuppy #patrioticpuppy #homeofthebrave #america #gloriousgoldens #golden #goldenretriever #goldenretrieverpuppy #instapuppy #dailypuppy #puppiesofinstagram #newpuppy #cutepuppy #mansbestfriend #pupbox #dogsoffreedom
Moose was quite the showstopper in his bandana 🇺🇸 #patrioticpuppy #moosetales
🇺🇸This is my entry for #pawtasticfourth hosted by @elvis_gsdexplorer @crazyaboutspots @willowhuskybear @jaxandbones @popyourpup @offthewallpaintings #patrioticdogs #englishbulldogs #bulliesofinstagram #doglovers
I'm All American!🇺🇸 #minigoldendoodles #dogsofinstagram #patrioticpuppy.
Thank you @mochathelabradoodle for tagging me in #thebestdogphotosever challenge! Here's one of my favorite pictures: a fresh haircut / bath and a patriotic bandana 🐶🇺🇸 this is my entry into the #unleashedmodelsearchpt2 ! 🐾 @point.of.roux, you're up! #TheConnerChronicles #poodle #puppy #poodlepuppy #dog #dogstagram #dogsofinstagram #poodlesofinstagram #haircut #bath #freshcut #patriotic #bandana #America #USA #patrioticpuppy #Murica #cute #baby #summer #happyfriday #pup
Our Lumoid mascot Oscar is feeling super patriotic 🇺🇸🇺🇸 Happy Independence Day Weekend everyone! #fourthofJuly #summeroflumoid #lumoidit #patrioticdogs
Memorial Day Vibes #happymemorialday 🇺🇸 by @the_real_zim #fcbmaya #frenchbulldog #bouledoguefrançais #bouledoguefrançais #bouledoguefrancais #bulldogfrances #bulldogfrancese #bulldogfrancês #bulldogfrench #patrioticdogs #frenchielove_feature
Everyday is a great day to be patriotic! #whitegermanshepherd #wgsd #gsd #topdogphoto #dog_features #dogsofinstagram #patrioticdogs
#Repost @emiliepoteat - Thank you for this incredible pic! If this doesn't brighten up your Monday, we're not sure what will. Thanks for letting us feature your little model, @charliehastwomoms! #eliot! #puppy #patrioticpuppy #smathersandbranson #dogsofinstagram #happymonday
Waiting patiently for the dog and bike parade to start! #happy4thofJuly #vacation #adventuresofRuby #Ruby #dogswithbeards #instapets #campingwithdogs #labradoodle #patrioticdogs
'Merica. #diesel #patrioticpuppy
Celebrate the weekend in style!🙌🏻🇺🇸🐶👙☀️#memorialdayweekend #stylinitup #patrioticpuppy #fun #happy #lake #friends #lovedogs #puppylove #instadog #onlineboutique #comingsosoon #thepinkroomfashion #shopokc #affordablefashion #sneakpeek #thatsdarling
iPhone shot of my puppy Riley--such a good girl to help me test out my Red White & Blue Mini Session backdrop! #lmbc #letmebecandid #letmebecandidphotography #letmebecandidphotographybytracyhouston #familyphotographyandsomuchmore #naples #naplesfl #naplesphotographer #naplesphotography #naplesfamilyphotos #naplesdogs #patriotic #patrioticdogs #dogsofinstagram #rescuedogs #rescuedogsofinstagram #rescuesarebest #goldenretriever #goldenretrieverrescueofsouthwestflorida #grrswfl #goldenretrieversofinstagram #goldenretrieversofnaples #riley #patrioticpup #patrioticpuppy #swfl #swfldogs #minisessions #redwhiteandblue #iphoneshot
A little late for #MemorialDay, but IG was giving me problems. Love these kids! ________ #jalapeño #jalapeñopopper #jalapeñothebullinois #frak #americanbulldog #bulldog #shilo #acd #cattledogmix #rescuemutt #patrioticdogs #america #usa #allthetreats #dogstagram #
It's Memorial Day! I know I seem obsessed with barbecues and food, but today it's all about the brave service men and women who have given and sacrificed so much for our country. We can't thank you enough. Happy Memorial Day - if you are lucky enough to see a soldier, give them a big lick! #respectoursoldiers #memorialday #memorialday2016 #loveoursoldiers #patrioticdogs #carmeldogs
Mister president basking in the sun today @reaganthefrenchie 🇺🇸 #starsandstripes #redwhiteandblue #america #americanflag #constitution #merica #usa #patrioticdogs #puppylove #puppiesofinstagram #frenchbully #frenchbulldog #4FreedomApparel #mascot #frenchie #frenchiesofinstagram #usmilitary #patriotic #patriot #president #instacute #mannyandfriends #igersjax #mannysbuddyoftheweek #4Freedom #freedom
Hi guys! It's finally here!! Be sure to check me out in this month's edition of @rilocalmag !! #thespottedsharpei #olivernunzio #petsthatloveamerica #sharpei #minisharpei #floweredsharpei #mypuppy #cutepuppy #sharpeiofinsta #sharpeioftheworld #patrioticpuppy #puppyoftheday
Mom says I look pretty cute in red, white & blue! Have a safe & happy 4th of July! #redwhiteblue #4thofjuly #patrioticdogs ❤️🇺🇸💙 #beagle #beaglepuppy #puppy #scoutmcgoogle #beaglemania #beaglesofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #igdogs #instapuppy #puppylove #beaglelove #ilovemypup #mansbestfriend #dailydog #dogs #beagles #beagleclub #ilovemybeagle #beaglenation #pet #dog #instadog #puppies #dogoftheday #insta_dogs #justbeagles
#independenceday #4thofjuly #patrioticdogs#america #dogs. #americandog #americandogs
Happy 4th of July! #chihuahua #chisofinstagram #instachi #4thofjulychihuahua #independancedaychihuahua #furbaby #dogsposing #mydogiscuterthenyours #redwhiteandbluechihuahua #dogmodel #dog #pet #ilovemydog #ilovemychihuahua #patrioticpooch #patrioticdogs #chihuahuafanatics
America the GREAT! 🇺🇸🍉✨ #PatrioticPuppy #CostaMesa #America #4thofJuly #OrangeCounty #Flag #TooCute
Anniedog can be very patriotic. Especially when string cheese is involved. #australianshepherdsofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #patrioticdogs #aussienation #australianshepherd #redwhiteandblue
I believe that we will win! #wwc #worldcup #us #usa #soccer #beatjapan #ibelieve #yellowlab #puppy #patrioticpuppy #redwhiteandblue
A little late, but I am patriotic 🇺🇸✌🏼️ #usa #patrioticpuppy #boxer #boxergram #euroboxer #boxersofinstagram
Happy 4th of July! More food, less loud popping things please. #dogsofinstagram #sheltie #sheltielove #happyfourthofjuly #july4th #redwhiteblue #patrioticdogs
Happy #FourthOfJuly 🇺🇸 repost from @itshazle from the #HiPuppy family! #hipuppycares #hipuppy #patrioticdogs
Introducing the newest addition to our little family, Waylon J Newnam. #waylonthechessie #chesapeakebayretriever #chesapeakesofinstagram #puppy #corral #cowgirlboots #starsandstripes #corralboots #chessie #waylon #waylonjennings #classiccountry #futurenewnam #waylonnewnam #puppylife #joy #playtime #america #patriotic #patrioticpuppy #americanpuppy
Major is a very patriotic guy! ❤️💙
It's #MemorialDayWeekend, everyone! 🎉 I don't know about you folks, but I sure am thankful for all of the brave men & women who have served & are currently serving our country daily, as well as their loyal families who are supporting them behind the scenes! I'm sporting my favorite bandana this weekend in remembrance of all of those brave hoomans who have served our great nation! ❤️💙🇺🇸 || This is my entry for the #ShowUsYourBestSmileContest hosted by @scoutgoldenretriever, @unleashthehounds, @marley_shiloh_the_goldens, @grayhoundcollections, @thegoldentwo, & @zippypaws 🎉🐾
I AM an #AmericanWiener ! 🇺🇸🇺🇸 Hosted by @dachshundswag @herecomesmeatball @the_smoothe_store @frank.wayne.weenie.wonder Let freedom ring, and don't forget to thank a service member for their service! #lovemycountry #patrioticdogs #StarsAndStripes #dachshundsofinstagram #featuremydoxie #lovemywiener #doxielove #dachshund #pnwdachshunds #dachshundoftheday #doxieofthedday #dachshundsonly #minidachshund #chiweenienation #chiweenie #sausagedog #sausagedogcentral
Happy 4th of July 🇺🇸 Love, Mako & Bella 💙❤️ #mako #Bella #4thofjuly #merica #patrioticdogs #instadog #bullterrier #frenchbulldog #redwhiteandblue
🇺🇸 Wishing everyone a safe and happy Memorial Day! 🇺🇸
HOME of the FREE, Because of the BRAVE! Wishing you and your families a Happy Memorial Day!❤️🇺🇸💙 #godblessamerica #homeofthefree #patrioticpuppy #blessed #retrieversagram #golden #goldenpuppy #animallovers #puppiesofinstagram #pupstagrams #dailyfluff #ilovegolden_retrievers #dogs_features #thedailygolden #goldensoninstagram #goldenretrieverft #sendadogphoto #cute #dog
#HappyMemorialDay from BOLT! Take time to #remember those who #gaveall so can #celebrate our #freedom and #rights that many lives were #sacrificed to #protect them! #memorialday #memorialdayweekend #patriotic #patrioticpuppy #USA #America #thankful #grateful #whitegermanshepherd #GSDpuppy #GSD #germanshepherdpuppy #germanshepherddog #germanshepherd #puppysmile #happypuppy #happy #puppy #puppies #puppygram #instapuppy #puppiesofinstagram
#patrioticpooches #patrioticdogs #thordogofthunder #thorthewonderdog #redwhiteandblue #freyagirl #freyagoddessoflove #sunny #golfcourse
I'm an Olly doodle dandy 🐶🇺🇸 In between the burgers and BBQs, don't forget the real reason for today is to celebrate our brave servicemen and women who protect our country, like my Uncle Kyle in the Coast Guard! ⚓️ #uscg #godblesstheusa #mdw #patrioticpuppy #starsandstripesfurever #goodgollymisterolly #goldendoodlesofinstagram #goldendoodlesofinsta #goldendoodle #welovedoodles #doodlelove #doodlesofPA #dogsofinstagram
Happy #MemorialDay to those who have served this land that I love so bravely throughout our nation's history! We are so thankful for the sacrifices you have made for our freedoms! ❤️💙🇺🇸 | This is my entry for the #ShowUsYourBestSmileContest hosted by @scoutgoldenretriever, @unleashthehounds, & @zippypaws 🎉🐾
#memorialday2016 #photoshoot #puppylove 🐶💙🇺🇸 @jimmyfallonthedog ... #blackandwhite #bnw #bnw_society #blackandwhitephoto #bandw #blackandwhitephotography #photo #photography #photographer #nikon #nikond5300 #nikond5300photography #animalphotography #dogoftheday #dogsofinstagram #goldenstate #traveldog #proudpuppy #californiadog #bnw_captures #bnwphotography #bullterriermix #rescuemutt #rescuedog #muttnation #muttstagram #patrioticpuppy
This American #PitBull mix is looking so cute in her new bandana. #PatrioticPuppy #PitbullPuppy #Stella
Happy Inpawpendence Day! #patrioticpooches #bella #oneeyebeast #labbielove #googe #deafdogsrock #bulldog #bullielove #piggie #pitbull #pittielove #stopbsl
Dad has the day off work!! And we are going to the beach! Best day ever. 😄🐳🐾🌴🌞 #lifeisgood #gloriousgoldens #goldens_ofinstagram #beachday #welovegoldens #ilovegolden_retrievers #dogsofinstagram #patrioticpuppy #frolickingfriday #tgif
Getting ready for the 4th! #patrioticpuppy #creed #cutestever #bae
Happy 4th of July! #independenceday #patrioticpooches #worldoflabs #dexterslaboratory #bluecollarenzo
Let's go for a ride! 😁 #patrioticpuppy #bandana #4wheeler
Okay okay one more #IndependenceDay themed photo. I'm 5 months old now and a whopping 27 pounds! And dad gave me a handkerchief. I'm gettin' old! #HappyFourth #FourthofJuly #July #Summer #Fireworks #PatrioticPuppy #Merica #LandThatILove #StarsAndStripes #goldendoodle #goldendoodlesofinstagram #goldendoodlepuppy #growingpuppy
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA! 🇺🇸 239 years looks good on you! I'm 15 weeks old today. Not quite as old as you are but I'm working on it! 🐾🇺🇸🐾🇺🇸🐾🇺🇸 #kuww #julyfourth #freedom #patrioticpuppy
"Happy birthday, America. You're beautiful." -@_theodicaprio
Happy 4th of July!! 🇺🇸🐶❤️ #patrioticpuppy #minisussie #shepherd #australianshepherd #usa #fourthofjuly
Happy 4th from the rescued pup Kyus! #patrioticpuppy 💯
Happy Birthday America! 🇺🇸🗽🎆 #fourthofjuly #4thofjuly #independenceday #freedom #godblessamerica #happy4thofjuly #puppy #yorkie #yorkiesofinstagram #proudtobeanamerican #puppiesofinstagram #Merica #starsandstripes #patrioticpuppy
I posed for your picture, now grill me a hot dog please!🇺🇸
Happy 4th of July from Mia #GoldenRetriever #PatrioticPuppy 🇺🇸😍
My little 4th of July puppy #patrioticpuppy #happy4th
Happy 4th of July to all my furry friends. Make sure you find a good place to hide tonight. These firework things make me go nuts❤🐶🐾🎆 #4thofjuly #fireworkday #redwhiteandblue #patrioticpuppy #dogsofinstagram #puppiesofinstagram #mydogscuterthanyours #mydogiscutest #instadaily #photooftheday #pomchisofinstagram #pomchi #pomchilove #zoeygirl #socute
#happy4thofjuly
Happy 4th #valentine #staysafe #merica #patrioticpuppy #fourthofjuly #deafdog
#berger #patrioticpuppy #pittie #pittiesofinstagram #happy4thofjuly
#Repost @katylynnmck. That's my Neice cute dog 😘😘 ・・・ 🇺🇸HAPPY 4th! 💥#truepup #truemckegney #america #fourthofjuly #DC #dogsofinstagram #patrioticpuppy
🇺🇸🐾💥Happy 4th Of July💥🐾🇺🇸 #4thofjuly #america #patrioticpuppy #redwhiteblue #dogsofinstagram #dogfashionista #dogsiescatsies #ilovemydog #chihuahua #dog #doggy #prettypuppy #merica #mustlovedogs #dogsofbr #dogsofnola #dogsoflouisiana #usa #julyfourth #2015
Jack Daniels wanted to wish everyone a happy & safe 4th of July! We love Mericaaaaaa 🇺🇸❤️💙 #Germanshepherd #4thofjuly #allamericanpup #america #landofthefree #becauseofthebrave #patrioticpuppy
Happy 4th of July! #worldoflabs #talesofalab #patrioticpuppy #dogsofinstagram #labrador #whitelab #yellowlab #america #nashpuppy #independenceday #tol4th @worldoflabs @talesofalab
Happy birthday America. 🇺🇸🐶❤️ #lakelife #puremichigan #patrioticpuppy #denim #4thofjuly
Happy 4th of July from Me, Trotsky, and Belle!! 🇺🇸🎉 #Happy4thOfJuly #PatrioticPuppy #CCI #caninecompanionsforindependence #CCIPuppy #WeAreIndependence #CCICOC #ChangeOfCareer #ProudPuppyRaiser #ServiceDogInTraining #FutureAssistanceDog #DogsOfInstagram #LabsOfInstagram #NoFilter #TooCute #Belle #Tawny
Happy 4th of July, everyone! #happyfourthofjuly #independenceday #patrioticpuppy
Giving Benjamin Franklin a run for his money on who can be the most patriotic. #americandog #America #fourthofjuly #goldensofinstagram #dogaday #puppygram #goldenretriever #welovegoldens #woof #patrioticpuppy
Happy 4th of July, Patriotic Pups! 🇺🇸💥🐶 Warning: Expect my mom to flood my feed with these all day! #puppyspam #4thofjuly #patrioticpuppy #usa #godblesstheredwhiteandblue #merica #gloriousgoldens #goldengram #goldensofinstagram #goldenretrievers #goldenchild #dogscorner #aplacetolovedogs #puppylove #goldenpuppy #chewy #thedailygolden #lakewoodgoldens #retrieveroftheday #igdog #ilovegolden_retrievers #retrieversgram #goldenoftheday #9weeks #retrieverstagram #instapup #sirwalterscout #happygolden @raysantana @anayasantana @lakewoodgoldens @goldens_ofinstagram @retrieverstagram @puppystagram
Let's get this party started!! 🐶❤️🇺🇸 #patrioticpuppy #happyfourthofjuly #4thofjuly #merica #america #independenceday #dailydog #americandog #americanpuppy
Happy 4th of July! !! #4thofjuly #patrioticpuppy #boxerpuppies #boxersofinstagram #instaboxer #lovemyboxer #europeanboxers #holidayweekend #flag #dogsofinstagramsg #boxergram #boxers
I'm in the spirit. Yes I am. 🇺🇸🐶🇺🇸🐶🇺🇸 ( side note- this will also double as my Apollo Creed Haloween costume) #patrioticpuppy #americanpup #july4 #ootd ##rescue #adoptdontshop #socialteesnyc #maltipoo #poodle #maltese #puppy #puppies #dog #dogs #dogsofinstagram #puppiesofinstagram
We hope everyone has had a great start to a #LongWeekend 🇺🇸🐶❤️🐶💙 #Happy4OfJuly #RedWhiteAndBlue #RedWhiteBlue #Brothers #BrotherlyLove #PicOfTheDay #POTD #American #America #MiniSchnauzer #MiniatureSchnauzer #Schnauzer #SchnauzersOfInstagram #Summer #Adorable #TooCute #July #Patriotic #PatrioticPuppy #DogsOfInstagram #DogDaysOfSummer
#patrioticpuppy #cuteness #upstaterelaxation
My little patriot #willie #dogsofinstagram #sadeyes #dogbless #puppylove #patrioticpuppy #unclesam #julyfourth #dogblessamerica
Little Jack looking all patriotic #mrcool #4thofjuly #patrioticpuppy #usa #boxersofinstagram #instaboxer #lovemyboxer #whiteboxer #boxerpuppies #babydogs #dogsofinstagramsg
USA!!! #winnie #puppy #blacklab #blackblob #blacklabofinsta #labsofinstagram #justlabradors #tol4th #talesofalab #worldofmylab #fab_labs_ #patrioticpuppy
Little handsome #american selfie #carin #patrioticpuppy #love
#patrioticpuppy 🇺🇸
I'm all ready for the 4th! 🇺🇸🐾 #Merica #TitusTheBully #PatrioticPuppy #GreatDaneBull #PuppiesOfInstagram #DogsOfInstagram #DontBullyMyBreed
Going down these scary stairs and I can't stop!! #murrayandmilo #goldenbrothers #gloriousgoldens #cute #puppies #dailygolden #instapuppy #dailypuppy #pupbox #patrioticpuppy @pupbox
And of course I couldn't not post this pic of SHILOH being a good sport and looking super cute. Sorry for the #puppyspam! #paws4people #paws4vets #patrioticpuppy #goldenretriever #goldenretrieverpuppy
As you spend time with your loved ones today, please remember the reason for the day off! #HappyMemorialDay #somegaveall #paws4people #paws4vets #servicedogintraining #servicedog #goldador #lab #goldenretriever #labradorretriever #labpuppy #goldenpuppy #puppy #patrioticpuppy #BANKS #retrieverlife #worldoflabs #dailypuppy
Getting the bow tie line up ready for summer! #merica #dogsofinstagram #dogstagram #patrioticpuppy #harlithehouseelf
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