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Phelps' coach returns to college ranks at Arizona State

Bob Bowman will always be known as Michael Phelps' coach. Phelps won't be around forever, though, so Bowman started thinking about his future. It led him back to the college ranks and a new job at Arizona State, a school that he believes has the potential to be one of the top swimming programs in the country. ''When they first called I was like, `There's no way I can do it,''' Bowman...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Defending 100-meter champion Magnusssen out of swim worlds

SYDNEY (AP) Defending 100-meter freestyle champion James Magnussen of Australia will miss the July world swimming championships in Kazan, Russia, due to left shoulder surgery. Swimming Australia said in a statement Sunday that doctors discovered significant damage to Magnussen's sub-scapular region in his left shoulder which has caused it to lose 70 percent of its strength. It is...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Column: Olympic champion Schmitt struggles away from pool

Allison Schmitt seemed like the happiest person at the pool. Always laughing. Always telling a corny joke. Ask anyone about the five-time Olympic medalist, they'll quickly rattle off some offbeat thing she said or did, something that got everyone smiling. They'll usually finish the story with two words: ''That's Schmitty.'' But after her starring role at the 2012 London Games, the...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lochte wins 200 IM after Phelps fails to reach final at Charlotte

  U.S. Olympian Ryan Lochte won the men's 200-meter individual medley during the final day of the Arena Pro Swim Series meet Sunday, while rival Michael Phelps failed to make the finals in two events. Lochte, the world record-holder in the 200 IM, won in 1 minute, 57.20 seconds, the third-fastest time in the world this year. He also finished third in the 200 backstroke, won by Serbia...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Lochte breaks through in final day at Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) U.S. Olympian Ryan Lochte won the men's 200-meter individual medley during the final day of the Arena Pro Swim Series meet Sunday, while rival Michael Phelps failed to make the finals in two events. Lochte, the world record-holder in the 200 IM, won in 1 minute, 57.20 seconds, the third-fastest time in the world this year. He also finished third in the 200 backstroke...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Phelps, Lochte still winless in Charlotte meet

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Olympic champions Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte remained winless heading into the final day of the Arena Pro Swim Series-Charlotte meet. Lochte finished fourth Saturday in the 100-meter backstroke, won by Serbia's Arkady Vyatchanin. Meanwhile, Phelps came in seventh in the 200 butterfly, won by Chase Kalisz. The duo had a potential matchup in the 100 backstroke...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Shields beats Phelps and Lochte to win 100m butterfly in Charlotte

  Former NCAA champion Tom Shields won the Arena Pro Swim Series' 100-meter butterfly final Friday, overshadowing the head-to-head matchup between Olympic gold medalists Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. Shields, who won five NCAA titles in three years at California, won the final in 52.12 seconds. Lochte was second at 52.52, with Phelps - the world-record holder in the event - third...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Shields wins 200 fly to overshadow Phelps-Lochte matchup

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Former NCAA champion Tom Shields won the Arena Pro Swim Series' 100-meter butterfly final Friday, overshadowing the head-to-head matchup between Olympic gold medalists Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. Shields, who won five NCAA titles in three years at California, won the final in 52.12 seconds. Lochte was second at 52.52, with Phelps - the world-record holder...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Column: Phelps should be at world championships this summer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) When the world's top swimmers head to Russia this summer for the biggest meet outside the Olympics, one important name will be missing from the U.S. team. Michael Phelps has been relegated to a backup meet in Texas. The most decorated athlete in Olympic history served a six-month suspension following his drunken-driving arrest last September, an appropriate...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Lochte has new girlfriend – Amanda Sauer

Ryan Lochte has been one of the most eligible bachelors in the country the past few years, but we can safely cross him off that list … for now. Lochte, who has won 11 Olympic medals during his swimming career, publicly stated in an interview with WCNC that he has a new girlfriend. “I want...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Connor Jaeger wins 800 freestyle in Arena meet

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) U.S. Olympian Connor Jaeger won the 800-meter freestyle Thursday on the opening day of the Arena Pro Swim Series meet at Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center. Jaeger, from Fair Haven, New Jersey, finished in 8 minutes, 0.23 seconds for his third straight victory in the event in the Charlotte meet. Kevin Litherland of Alpharetta, Georgia, was second in 8:04.87,...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Olympian Michael Phelps to relocate to Arizona to keep training under Bob Bowman

  Michael Phelps said Thursday he will relocate to Tempe, Arizona, to continue training under longtime coach Bob Bowman. Phelps currently lives and trains in Baltimore. He is making the move after Bowman was hired as the men's and women's swimming coach at Arizona State. ''It's going to be different,'' Phelps said as he prepared to compete in Charlotte this weekend. ''I get my Vitamin...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Phelps to relocate to Arizona to keep training under Bowman

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Michael Phelps says he will relocate to Tempe, Arizona, to continue training under longtime coach Bob Bowman. Phelps currently lives and trains in Baltimore. He is making the move after Bowman was hired as the men's and women's swimming coach at Arizona State. Under Bowman's tutelage, Phelps became the Olympics' most-decorated athlete, with 22 total medals and...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Try These 2 Insane TRX Core Exercises from Olympic Swimmer Cullen Jones

Tw0-time Olympian and two-time gold medalist swimmer Cullen Jones is gearing up for Rio in 2016, hoping to earn his first gold medal in his specialty event, the 50-Meter Freestyle. Jones
Via Stack
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Longtime Michael Phelps trainer Bob Bowman hired as Arizona State swim coach

  Bob Bowman, the longtime trainer of 18-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps, has been hired as Arizona State's swim coach for the men's and women's programs. Sun Devils athletic director Ray Anderson made the announcement Friday. Bowman replaces Dorsey Tierney-Walker, who was fired March 31 after six seasons. Bowman is a six-time USA Swimming Coach of the Year, including...
Via AP on Fox
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Lochte tops Phelps in 200m individual medley heats in Arizona

  Ryan Lochte has topped Michael Phelps with the fastest qualifying time for the 200-meter individual medley at an Arizona meet. Lochte was timed in 2 minutes, 1.03 seconds Saturday to lead eight qualifiers into the evening final. Phelps won his heat in 2:04.16, qualifying fifth in a time that was 3.13 seconds behind longtime rival Lochte. Phelps took the lead on the breaststroke...
Via AP on Fox
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps fails to qualify for 400m free in Arizona

  Michael Phelps has failed to qualify for the 400-meter freestyle final at a meet in Arizona, finishing 17th overall. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist finished fourth in his heat Friday with a time of 4 minutes, 2.67 seconds. That put him in the C final at night, but Phelps' coach Bob Bowman says he won't swim it. Instead, Phelps will look ahead to Saturday, when he's set to compete...
Via AP on Fox
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Swimmer Claire Donahue in search of new training site

MESA, Ariz. (AP) Olympian Claire Donahue is in search of a new place to train after her coach lost his job at Western Kentucky when the school's swimming and diving programs were suspended for five years. Donahue says she plans to follow coach Bruce Marchionda wherever he ends up after his job is eliminated on June 30. Donahue graduated from the school in Bowling Green, Kentucky...
Via AP on Fox
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps to return from suspension at meet in Arizona

MESA, Ariz. (AP) Michael Phelps will return to competition from a six-month suspension at a swimming meet in Mesa, Arizona, next week. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist will compete in the Arena Pro Swim Series that runs April 15-18 at Skyline Aquatic Center. The Mesa meet was the first one Phelps swam in after coming out of retirement last year. Phelps' suspension, handed down...
Via AP on Fox
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps’ Sidechick Posts A Mirror Selfie Of Him And Tags His Fiance

If you remember, a little over a month ago I wrote that Michael Phelps got engaged to Nicole Johnson. After a spat with a chick who turned about to be a dude, he finally found the girl of his dreams and got engaged. Well, now it appears Phelps has a sidechick and she is putting him on blast while tagging his fiance in the process. Now we aren’t positive this is him, Geeks and...
Via Busted Coverage
April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Franklin closes competitive college career with victory in final event

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Missy Franklin of California won the 200-yard backstroke with the second-fastest time ever for her third title of the NCAA women's swimming and diving championships Saturday night, and helped the Golden Bears win the team title. The four-time Olympic gold medalist touched first in 1 minute, 47.91 seconds in the final meet of her college career. Franklin plans...
Via AP on Fox
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Cal's Franklin ends college swim career with NCAA win

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Missy Franklin of California won the 200-yard backstroke with the second-fastest time ever for her third title of the NCAA women's swimming and diving championships Saturday night, and helped the Golden Bears win the team title. The four-time Olympic gold medalist touched first in 1 minute, 47.91 seconds in the final meet of her college career. Franklin plans...
Via AP on Fox
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Missy Franklin wins NCAA title in 200 IM at her final college meet

  Missy Franklin of California won the 200-yard individual medley at the NCAA women's swimming and diving championships Thursday night in her final college meet. The four-time Olympic gold medalist finished first in 1 minute, 52.11 seconds -- third-fastest in history -- on the first night of competition at the Greensboro Aquatic Center. Franklin plans to turn pro after the three...
Via AP on Fox
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Phelps, USA Swimming informally discuss lifting ban

Michael Phelps is nearing the end of his six-month suspension for a drunken driving offense – could he also be nearing a return to the world championships.
Via Fox Olympics
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps Gets Engaged To Previous Miss California Winner (Photo)

Michael Phelps has taken the plunge, literally, and has gotten engaged. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist announced on Twitter early Sunday he’s marrying Nicole Johnson, who was Miss California in 2010 and has dated the swimmer on and off the past few years. This embed is invalid" /> Phelps has been in the news recently for his mishaps, but perhaps...
Via NESN.com
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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