Conversation about the Rio water quality has heated up in recent days, as a local doctor was quoted as saying the athletes at the 2016 Olympics "will literally be swimming in human crap."

Along with large amounts of raw sewage, the waters in Rio have been found to contain diarrhea-causing rotaviruses and drug-resistant "super bacteria," among other pathogens.

But U.S. Olympic rower Megan Kalmoe doesn't want to talk about water quality anymore.

In a recent essay in The Guardian, Kalmoe said it's time to take the focus away from the polluted water, and move it toward the Olympic athletes.

"My request to everyone who is fixated on s--- in the water: stop. Stop trying to ruin the Olympics for us," she wrote.

Olympic rower Megan Kalmoe will go to great lengths for her country. USATSI

A 2012 bronze medalist, Kalmoe will compete on her third Olympic rowing team in Rio. She called this year's team "one of the most talented and decorated women's rowing squads in history."

After talking about all of the hard work the athletes have put in just to make it to Rio and how proud she is to represent her country once more, she decided to put all of our fears aside:

If you are that insecure about where we stand, America, let me be the one to say it. I'll say it, if it will allay your fears and put some of these issues to rest:

I will row through s--- for you, America.

Now if that doesn't bring a patriotic tear to your eye, nothing will. Who's ready for the Olympics?