Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Kami Craig Selected as a Celebrity Grand Marshal for Santa Babara's Holiday Parade

© Fritz Olenberger Photography

Kami Craig made one of her first public appearances on November 30th when she was selected by the Santa Barbara Downtown Organization to appear as the Celebrity Grand Marshal at the city's holiday parade. The annual holiday parade began in 1952 and goes from Cota to Sola Streets and incorporates a number of floats and horse-drawn characters.

Craig has not officially decided whether or not to play in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016, at which point she will be 29. When asked by a reporter from Presidio Sports in August, Craig replid, "I’m going to take it one year at a time," however she emphazied her plans to continue conditioning and competing for the world championship team in Barcelona in the summer of 2013. 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Kami’s Pre-Olympic Regimen

When she was at USC, Kami Craig was interviewed and filmed by USA Water Polo for a “day in the life of” video. The clip offered a perspective into her training regimen and life outside of water polo. Craig, who currently is one of the top ten female water polo players in the world will be making her second Olympic appearance later this month. She has recently been playing with the USA National Women’s Team, with games being played all over the world. Craig was recently interviewed by Diets in Review about her dietary and conditioning habits and experiences and provided fans with an insight about what Olympic training consists of. 

In the summer of 2008, it was reported that swimmer Michael Phelps was eating twelve thousand calories a day and working for eight hours in the pool. Craig’s workout session doesn’t seem as intense, however she tells Diets in Review columnist Brandi Koskie that her team trains six days a week, about five and a half hours a day. Craig reveals that her diet during training sessions consists primarily of fruit, vegetables and lean protein including nuts, eggs, fish, strawberries, blueberries, apples, bananas, kale broccoli and carrots. She further mentions that various smoothies including peanut butter and vanilla are a component of her morning workout. Most of the team’s time is spent with techniques in the pool, however Craig states that is equally as important to spend time with physical fitness in the gym. 

The rest of Craig’s interview can be read at: 

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Kami Craig named to represent U.S.A. in 2012 Olympics

Craig while playing for USC

Kami Craig, who played with the U.S.A. Women's water polo team in the 2008 Olympics has been selected again to represent the team for the 2012 London Olympics. She will be a member of the 13-woman squad who scored  a Silver Medal in Beijing four years ago, where she scored six goals. In addition to Craig, seven other members from the 2008 team will be returning. She will be playing the position of center, and Craig is currently considered to be one of the best women's centers there is. She had recently been playing with the U.S.A. Women's National Team. The first scheduled match in London is against Hungary starting on July 30th.