A year ago, Chad le Clos beat his idol Michael Phelps in the 200
butterfly at the London Olympics. With Phelps retired, the South
African needs to find new inspiration at the world championships,
where the traditional pool events begin Sunday. "My whole swimming
career was about training to beat Michael Phelps in any race I
possibly could," le Clos said.
After the London Olympics, Bob Bowman thought it was time to try something new. He was feeling just like his most famous pupil, Michael Phelps.
"Actually," Bowman said, "I really didn't think I would come back to coaching."
Yet there he was, ready to take up his familiar position on deck, as the U.S. swimming team arrived in Barcelona on Wednesday for the...
Thomas Lurz chugged to another gold medal in open water, the sea no match for the old man and his powerful strokes, the Rio Olympics still very much in the realm of possibility.
The 33-year-old Lurz led Germany to a dominating victory in the 5-kilometer team competition Thursday, more than a minute ahead of the next team to finish. He remains a formidable force in this bruising...
Eight is a special number in swimming, thanks to Michael Phelps.
Now, Missy Franklin will try to pull off a Phelpsian-like workload.
Just a year removed from her starring role at the London Olympics, the 18-year-old Franklin plans to swim eight events at the world championships in Barcelona.
Franklin qualified for the 100- and 200-meter freestyle, as well as the 50, 100 and 200...
If Michael Phelps is planning a comeback, it's on hold for now.
The most decorated Olympian in history was wearing a large boot cast on his right ankle and foot. He was limping Sunday at a sponsor's appearance at the world championships.
Phelps told some officials that he recently got hurt playing golf, apparently when he stepped in a hole.
Phelps' agent did not immediately...
Michael Phelps keeps saying he has no plans for a swimming comeback.
Yet he's leaving the door open to change his mind in time for the 2016 Olympics.
As Phelps put it, "I don't know what I'm doing tomorrow."
Phelps spoke Monday in Barcelona to The Associated Press and other international media organizations in a series of one-on-one interviews set up by his...
When Michael Phelps walked away from swimming after the London Olympics, he was adamant about one thing: His career was over.
Now, it sounds like he's not so sure.
While saying he's never been happier with his life -- and certainly doesn't miss the grind of what it took to become the most decorated Olympic athlete -- Phelps left the door open to change his mind before...
Michael Phelps may not be ready to hang up the goggles just yet.
The 22-time Olympic medalist was thought by most to be finished with his swimming career after winning four golds last summer in London, but comments he made Monday hint that Phelps may have a few laps left in him
“I don’t know what’s going to happen in the future,” Phelps told The Associated Press. “I don’t...
Michael Phelps promised he would never swim past the age of 30, but it sounds like he’s now changing his mind. Phelps has earned 22 medals throughout his Olympic career, and according to CBS Sports Phelps is now leaving the door open for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.
When asked outright how he felt about competing in the Brazil Olympics, Phelps said:
“I don’t know what’s going...
Missy Franklin cruised into the semifinals of the 200-meter freestyle on Tuesday as she prepares for a tough double at the world swimming championships.
Using as little energy as possible, Franklin posted the fifth-fastest time in morning preliminaries at 1 minute, 56.90 seconds. She'll return for the semifinals in the evening, along with the 100 backstroke final.
She’s my Elin T…Olympic swimming legend Michael Phelps and his new girlfriend Win McMurry attended the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain over the weekend. Win better get used to the cameras flashing her way, if not, plenty of fish in the sea for the G.O.A.T.-TOMichael Phelps Face When France Beat US Phelps and Girlfriend Continue Posing
The Missile lived up to his nickname.
James Magnussen of Australia posted the fastest preliminaries time in the 100-meter freestyle at the world swimming championships Wednesday, nearly a second ahead of the next qualifier.
Looks like he's put the disappointment of the Olympics behind him. Magnussen was a huge favorite in London but only got a silver in the 100 free behind...
Missy Franklin gave up her bid for eight gold medals -- and it sure paid off.
She's now 3 for 3 at the world swimming championships.
Franklin held off hard-charging Federica Pelligrini to win the 200-meter freestyle on Wednesday night, claiming a title the recent high school graduate really wanted and justifying her decision to cut back on the program in Barcelona.
Australian sprinter Cate Campbell showed off her starting speed Thursday in morning heats of the 100-meter freestyle at the swimming world championships.
Campbell was 0.10 ahead of Britta Steffen's 2009 world record halfway through the race and then cruised in the second lap to set a leading time of 53.24 seconds.
American teenager Missy Franklin qualified second in a personal...
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We hear a lot less about Ryan Lochte now that the London Olympics have ended, and for the most part that is a good thing. The guy may be a great swimmer, but he is also one of the most obnoxious athletes in America. Lochte thinks he’s funny, but he’s not. You see those sneakers [...]
I’ve never been a big fan of Ryan Lochte and his crazy antics. I’ve stayed away from commenting on most of the asinine things he does and wears but this time. This time he posted on Instagram a photo of a new pair of sneakers, teddy bear sneakers. According to USA Today the sneakers were made by fashion designer Jeremy Scott.
What Scott as thinking I have no clue and I have...
Ryan Lochte is back on top at the world swimming championships, cruising to victory in the 200-meter individual medley Thursday.
Lochte trailed Brazil's Thiago Pereira after the butterfly and backstroke legs, but the American took control on the breaststroke and won going away with a powerful freestyle finish. The winning time was 1 minute, 54.98 seconds.
Missy Franklin has given herself another chance to tie the record for the most gold medals at a world championships.
The 18-year-old American led the 200 backstroke heats Friday as she attempts to match Tracy Caulkins of the United States and Libby Trickett of Australia as the only women to win five events.
Caulkins won her five at the 1978 worlds in Berlin, while Trickett did...
Missy Franklin has lost for the time at the world swimming
championships, finish fourth in 100-meter freestyle.
Ryan Lochte began one of the most grueling sessions of his swimming career with another world championship Friday.
Lochte claimed his second gold medal in Barcelona with a victory in 200-meter backstroke, beating reigning Olympic champion and teammate Tyler Clary.
The winning time was 1 minute, 53.79 seconds. The silver went to Poland's Radoslaw Kawecki, while Clary settled...
Missy Franklin won her fifth gold medal of the world championships with an easy victory in the 200-meter backstroke Saturday.
The 18-year-old American tied the record for most golds by a woman at worlds, matching Tracy Caulkins of the U.S. and Libby Trickett of Australia.
Caulkins won her five at the 1978 meet in Berlin, while Trickett did it at her home championships in 2007 at...
The United States safely made it through both preliminaries of the 400-meter medley relay Sunday morning, giving Missy Franklin and Ryan Lochte a chance to pick up one more gold medal before they leave Barcelona.
The Americans were top qualifier in both the men's and women's events using their second-string swimmers. David Plummer, Nic Fink, Eugene Godsoe and Jimmy Feigen...
Missy Franklin stands alone.
Franklin claimed her record sixth gold medal of the world championships Sunday night, swimming the leadoff leg for the Americans in the 400-meter medley relay. She gave the U.S. a slight lead, and her teammates -- Jessica Hardy, Dana Vollmer and Megan Romano -- made it look easy from there. The winning time was 3 minutes, 53.23 seconds, nearly two seconds...
I think it’s fair to say that United States swimmer Missy Franklin knows how to rise to the occasion in big moments. The 18-year-old dominated the 2013 World Aquatics Championships and walked away with a record six gold medals. She’ll now fly home from Spain (which hosted the world championships) and head off to college at Cal. That’s quite a final summer after high school...
I’m still retired for now T…Michael Phelps was spotted yesterday at Encore Beach Club at Wynn Las Vegas. The greatest Olympian of all time — who celebrated his retirement from competitive swimming at Encore Beach Club and Surrender Nightclub last year, partied with high school friends in a bungalow overlooking the lively pool party scene which was moving to the sounds of 19...