For today’s featured athlete, I have decided to highlight swimmer, Ricky Berens. The 24-year-old is a member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic team for the 4×100-meter and 4×200-meter freestyle relay events, as well as the individual 200-meter freestyle in London. Four years ago at the 2008 Summer Olympics, Berens won the gold medal in the men’s 4×200-meter freestyle relay with Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, and Peter Vanderkaay, setting a new world record for the event.

Not only is handsome and a great athlete, he’s also… bootylicious. Back in 2009 at the FINA World Champtionships in Rome, Berens leaned over the pool deck for a drink of water just moments before his swim…when his swimsuit split… exposing his butt. There wasn’t any time to change before the race so he just had to ignore and push through. So, when he dove into the water, you could totally see his booty trying to escape his suit. A pretty hot wardrobe malfunction if you ask me. He ended up finished in third, helping his team to place fourth in their heat.

Check out some of his photos below, including a funny interview he did where the pictures of his booty are shown and he makes light of the situation.

Abs of steel.

The sky’s the limit for Ricky.

The stroke that comes to mind is not in the Olympics…

With his teammate & friend, Michael Phelps.

Who wants to measure this hottie? ;)

Best of luck in the rest of the games, Ricky!

Ricky Berens – Gold Medal Minute / Suit Split