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WATCH: Honorary Ms. Two Bits: Dara Torres

Gator Great and 12-time Olympic medalist, Dara Torres, served as the "Honorary Ms. Two Bits" when Florida hosted Texas A&M in The Swamp on 10-14-17.
Via Florida Gators Athletics
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps Is Paying Close Attention To The Michigan Game

Micheal Phelps is apparently paying close attention to the Wolverines as they take a lead against Purdue:
Via Diehardsport
23 days ago  |  Discuss

AP Interview: Phelps has ‘no desire’ to return to swimming

Michael Phelps says he has “no desire” to return to competitive swimming, but he’s eager to stay involved with the sport and cheer on those who follow in his enormous wake. In an interview Tuesday with The Associated Press while promoting a healthy pet food campaign, Phelps said he’s excited about the birth of his second child and numerous opportunities away from the pool. It was...
Via MyNorthwest.com
28 days ago

Baby No. 2 on the way for Michael Phelps, wife

Michael Phelps is set to become a father of two. The 23-time Olympic swimming champion and his wife, Nicole, announced the news on Instagram with the help of their 15-month-old son, Boomer. Phelps shared a picture of Nicole holding a smiling Boomer and wrote in the caption: “Number 2 on the way!!!! So excited!! Wonder if it’s a boy or a girl??” Boomer has a big following on his own...
Via MyNorthwest.com
August 30, 2017

An Athlete's Review of 'The Golden Rules' by Michael Phelps' Coach Bob Bowman

Swim coach Bob Bowman has worked with Olympians, Paralympians and arguably the greatest Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps. The current head coach of the Arizona State swimming and diving teams previously served as the owner and head coach of North Baltimore Aquatic Club. It was during his time at NBAC that he had a chance to work with, teach and learn from these great athletes...
Via Stack
August 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Ryan Lochte wins 200M individual medley at U.S. Open Swimming Championships

Lochte is competing for the first time since his 10-month suspension ended.                
Via Indiana State - Official Site
August 06, 2017

Ryan Lochte is back in the water

Ryan Lochte is making waves again — the good kind. The Olympic swimmer, who caused a firestorm of controversy during last year’s summer Olympic games, returned to the pool Saturday in New York for the US Open. Last August, Lochte claimed that he and teammates Jimmy Feigen, Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger were robbed at...
Via New York Post
August 05, 2017

Lochte finishes fifth in 100-meter backstroke

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (AP) — In his first USA Swimming-sanctioned event after a 10-month suspension for his behavior at Rio de Janeiro Olympics, Ryan Lochte finished fifth in the men’s 100 meter backstroke final with a time of 55.16 seconds Saturday at the U.S. Open. Arkady Vyatchanin was first with a time of 53.91, followed by Christopher Reid (54.54), Xavier Mohammed (54.62) and Brock...
Via MyNorthwest.com
August 05, 2017

Ryan Lochte to swim in first USA meet since 10-month suspension

Ryan Lochte will swim this Saturday, which is almost a year removed from last year's false robbery video tape incident.                
Via Indiana State - Official Site
August 04, 2017

Ryan Lochte diving back into US games after 10-month ban

Ryan Lochte will compete in his first U.S. swimming competition Saturday since serving a 10-month suspension following last summer’s Olympic debacle in Rio de Janeiro. The scorned swimmer, who was banned from taking part in all domestic and international U.S. national team showcases through June 30, will swim in the U.S. Open at the Nassau...
Via New York Post
August 04, 2017

Michael Phelps doesn’t care if ‘Shark Week’ fans want his blood

The 23-time gold medalist was unapologetic for perpetuating the myth that he raced an actual Great White.
Via New York Post
July 27, 2017

Michael Phelps defends Shark Week “race” against great white

Don’t expect an apology from Michael Phelps to TV viewers who were disappointed with his race against a simulated great white shark for a Discovery Channel Shark Week special. The winningest athlete in Olympic history was bested by two seconds Sunday night in “Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White.” The race didn’t pit Phelps against a real shark, but rather a computer-simulated...
Via The Denver Post
July 26, 2017

Michael Phelps defends Shark Week ‘race’ against great white

Don’t expect an apology from Michael Phelps to TV viewers who were disappointed with his race against a simulated great white shark for a Discovery Channel Shark Week special. The winningest athlete in Olympic history was bested by two seconds Sunday night in “Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White.” The race didn’t pit Phelps against a real shark, but rather a computer-simulated...
Via MyNorthwest.com
July 25, 2017

Fans were legitimately upset that Michael Phelps didn't race a real shark

Robbed!                
Via Indiana State - Official Site
July 24, 2017

Watch Michael Phelps race against Great White Shark to kick off Shark Week

Michael Phelps has won more medals — 28 — than any Olympian swimmer of all-time, but let’s be honest, no one expected him to be able to beat a Great White Shark in a race. But it was fun to watch anyway. Phelps raced against a shark to kick off Discovery Channel’s annual Shark Week, in Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White. Much to the surprise of no one, the shark came out...
Via The Sports Daily
July 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps loses race against Great White shark

  Shark 1, Michael Phelps 0. The Olympic swimming legend lost by a fin in the battle of man versus beast on Sunday night as he went head to head with a Great White to kick off Discovery’s Shark Week. The 100 meter “race” — dubbed “Great Gold vs. Great White” — ended in dramatic...
Via New York Post
July 23, 2017

Phelps loses by 2 seconds to simulated shark in ‘Shark Week’

Michael Phelps has finally met his match in the water: a “great white shark.” The Olympic champion swimmer was bested Sunday night in the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week special “Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White.” But Phelps didn’t swim with a real shark. He competed in the ocean against a computer-simulated fish based on data on the swimming speed of sharks. Phelps was...
Via MyNorthwest.com
July 23, 2017

They’re back! Grevers, Beisel return for another worlds

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Matt Grevers and Elizabeth Beisel have been through this before. Many times, in fact. But they’re still walking around the deck of the glittering Duna Arena looking a big wide-eyed, as if they can’t quite believe they’re here for another world championships. That’s understandable. Grevers thought his career was over last summer. Beisel figured she was all...
Via MyNorthwest.com
July 22, 2017

Swimmer Jack Burnell is making a rage-fueled comeback after Rio disqualification

British swimmer Jack Burnell and his coaches legitimately thought Burnell was a front-runner in last year’s 10 km open-water event in Rio. But he got downgraded from third to fifth, and then disqualified, as he received a pair of yellow cards. The first occurred when Burnell believed there was no one even close enough to interfere with him, and the second came when defending champion...
Via The Comeback
July 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Lochte doesn’t think there’s a chance in hell Phelps can outswim a shark

He’s going to need a bigger stroke. Swimmer Ryan Lochte, the 12-time Olympic medalist, said his former teammate Michael Phelps will not win his race against a great white shark next Sunday, TMZ reported. “Hell no,” Lochte said when asked about Phelps’ chances. Phelps, winner of 23 Olympic gold medals and holder of 39 world...
Via New York Post
July 16, 2017

Brazilian appellate court drops criminal charges against Ryan Lochte

Remember Ryan Lochte, the American swimmer who became the center of controversy at last summer’s Rio Olympics after he claimed he was robbed at gunpoint?Well, criminal charges were initially filed against Lochte for filing a false report, and we hadn’t heard a whole lot about what happened with those charges over the last year. That is, until this week, when the charges against...
Via The Comeback
July 15, 2017  |  Discuss

The Recovery Secret That Helped Tyler Clary Set an Olympic Record

Becoming an Olympian is an incredible honor. Winning a gold medal is even more prestigious. Setting an Olympic record while doing so is the apex of athletic achievement. Tyler Clary knows the feeling. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Clary won gold in the 200-meter backstroke with an incredible time of 1:53.41. It still stands as an Olympic record. [youtube video="EKoviMJgrdE"...
Via Stack
July 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Brazil court dismisses Ryan Lochte false report case

SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian court has dismissed the criminal case against U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte, who had been charged with filing a false robbery report during the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The court confirmed in a statement this week that it tossed out the case after determining that Lochte’s robbery claim made to NBC did not constitute the filing of a fake report, a...
Via MyNorthwest.com
July 15, 2017

Ryan Lochte cleared of criminal charge stemming from Rio Olympics incident

The U.S. swimmer was officially cleared on Friday night.                
Via Indiana State - Official Site
July 14, 2017

LOOK: Dana Vollmer welcomes second baby

Three-time Olympic swimmer Dana Vollmer welcomed her second baby on Tuesday. On Wednesday, Vollmer, a five-time Olympic gold medalist, announced that her second baby, Ryker Alexander Grant, was born the morning of July 4 at 3:15 a.m., weighing 6 lbs, 15 oz. Along with pictures of her newborn son, Vollmer wrote, “Ryker Alexander Grant decided he loves fireworks & wants them on...
Via Excelle Sports
July 06, 2017
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