I think most dog owners would agree that interacting with dogs helps lower their stress levels. And athletic competition can be stressful, especially if you're competing for a spot to represent your country in the biggest athletic competition in the world.
Well, USA Swimming recognizes both of the above statements. They wanted a way to help relieve stress on their swimmers, so they contacted Domesti-PUPs to provide therapy dogs and Domesti-PUP delivered. They had 30 therapy dogs on hand ready and willing to be petted and loved on.
Good luck in Rio, Team USA!