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Former Florida Gator, and Olympian, Ryan Lochte Expected to Swim in Dawg Waters

Ryan Lochte—a former Florida Gator swim team member and current 2016 Olympic hopeful—will make an appearance in Athens this summer, alongside teammate Michael Phelps, at the Bulldogs Grand Slam, hosted by the Athens Bulldog Swim Club, being held at The…Read more →
Via The Lady Sportswriter
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Poor Guy Confuses Andrew Luck For Michael Phelps At USA-Belgium Match

This poor fan confused Andrew Luck for Michael Phelps at Tuesday's World Cup match.
Via Gamedayr
22 days ago  |  Discuss

USMNT Fan Confuses Andrew Luck For Michael Phelps

Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck is spending some of  his offseason in Brazil and was in attendance for Tuesday’s United States-Belgium match. As big as the former two-time Heisman runner-up is in America, soccer fans are still mistaking him for other popular American athletes. One fan, the guy on the far left, Instagramed the above photo […] The post USMNT Fan Confuses...
Via Diehardsport
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Gallery: The world’s deepest indoor pool

Located in Brussels, Belgium, Nemo 33 is the deepest indoor swimming pool in the world. The 113 feet deep pool contains 2.5 million liters of water, about the same as an Olympic-sized pool. The water is maintained at 86 °F and there are plenty of simulated caves to explore. The pool is open to tourists and amateur and professional divers as long as they are at least 12 years old...
Via The Roosevelts
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Comeback meet shows different approach from Phelps

MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Michael Phelps tied the fourth-fastest time in the world this year swimming the 100-meter butterfly in his first competition in nearly two years. His comeback has gotten off to a strong start, albeit with a much different approach than he took in winning 22 medals over three Olympics. After a 20-month retirement, Phelps resumed training last September with his...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Phelps uses freestyle prelims to fine-tune butterfly

MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Michael Phelps' comeback meet was cut short Friday when he failed to advance to the 50-meter freestyle final. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist used the morning preliminaries at the Arena Grand Prix to fine-tune his butterfly stroke instead of doing freestyle like everyone else. He finished seventh in a time of 24.06 seconds, missing out on the eight-man evening...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps Second Behind Ryan Lochte In First Race Since Olympics

Michael Phelps is still on top of his game, but he has some competition. After announcing the end of his retirement two weeks ago, the 22-time Olympic medalist returned to the pool with a splash at the Arena Grand Prix in Mesa, Ariz. on Thursday. In his first competitive race since the 2012 Olympics in London, Phelps placed second in the 100-meter butterfly with a time of 51.95 seconds...
Via NESN.com
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps loses to Ryan Lochte in first comeback meet

Michael Phelps' first competitive dip into the pool after retiring might be considered a little disappointing — but it still had all the splash that only the 22-time Olympic medalist can make.Since Phelps entertained thoughts of defending his Olympic titles in Brazil, there was the matter of qualifying for the national championships in Southern California in August.And Phelps...
Via The Other Paper
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Phelps' return to pool goes swimmingly

MESA, Ariz. -- In certain respects, Michael Phelps' first competitive swim since the 2012 London Olympics was an entry-level exercise. "I felt like a summer league swimmer today," Phelps told an avalanche of reporters under the grandstand at the Skyline Aquatics Center. "I should have my heat and my lane written on my hand in case I forget it. I was literally so...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps On Comeback: “I’m Doing This For Me”

A slimmed down and happy Michael Phelps said his passion for swimming is bringing him back to the sport, 18 months after his retirement following the London Olympics. The 22-time Olympic medalist will swim in competition Thursday for the first time since Aug. 4, 2012, a gap of 628 days. Phelps is swimming only in the 100-meter butterfly on the first day of the Arena Grand Prix in...
Via Unathletic
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Phelps downplays significance of return, nobody believes him

MESA, Arizona -- Michael Phelps wants to tone down the rhetoric. He's downplaying his return to competitive swimming this week at the 2014 Arena Grand Prix at Mesa. And he's avoiding the notion that he is gearing up for a run at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. "I'm at least going (to Rio) with my mom," Phelps said Wednesday at press conference at...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Phelps to swim three events in Mesa return

MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Michael Phelps is entered in three events at his first swimming meet since he retired after the 2012 London Olympics. The 22-time Olympic medalist is set to swim the 50- and 100-meter freestyles and the 100 butterfly at the Arena Grand Prix in Mesa, Ariz., starting next Thursday. Entries were released Friday. Phelps is the top seed in the 100 fly, where he owns...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps Coming Out of Retirement to Compete

Michael Phelps is expected to come out of retirement and compete in his first meet since the 2012 Olympics next week, his coach confirmed to USA TODAY Sports. This move paves the way for the 22-time Olympic medalist to compete in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, which would be Phelps’ fifth Games. ​USA Swimming announced Monday that it expects Phelps, along with other swimming...
Via Unathletic
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Michael Phelps Plans To Come Out Of Retirement

The 22 time Olympic medalist is back! Michael Phelps’s coach announced today that Phelps will come out of retirement and will once again compete. He is expected to compete in his first competition since the 2012 Olympics.  The Arena Grand Prix on April 24-26 is expected to host many of the worlds top swimmers, and Phelps is planning to be involved in that event. In that event...
Via TopSportsReport
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps To Come Out of Retirement, Likely To Perform at Rio 2016

  Big news coming out of the swimming world, 22 time medalist Michael Phelps is expected to come out of retirement and make a push for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It has been noted that Phelps, who has an Olympic record 22 medals (18 Gold, 2 Silver, 2 Bronze) had told himself he would not swim in his 30′s, but apparently that has all changed as it seems...
Via KC Sports Ninja
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps Ending Retirement, Possibly Eyeing 2016 Games In Rio

According to a story running at ESPN, Michael Phelps is ending retirement to run three races in an upcoming meet in Arizona.  This will mark his first event since the 2012 London Games and act as a possible stepping stone to his involvement with the 2016 Olympic team that will compete in Rio. Last fall Michael did resume training and even signed up for the US’s drug testing program...
Via FF Locker Room
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps officially ends retirement

Michael Phelps is back in the pool once again. The decorated Olympic swimmer was officially confirmed as an entrant in the Arena Grand Prix in Mesa, Ariz. on April 24-26, marking his first competitive race since the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The 28-year-old seemed to go out in style at the London Games, winning gold in his final race after announcing that he would retire following...
Via NESN.com
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps to return from 'retirement' at Mesa meet

Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. The 22-time Olympic medalist will compete for the first time since the 2012 London Games at a meet in Mesa, Arizona, on April 24-26. Bob Bowman, the swimmer's longtime coach, told The Associated Press on Monday that Phelps is entered in three events -- the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephanie Rice, Controversial Australian Swimmer, Announces Retirement

Stephanie Rice is hanging up her bathing suit. The Australian swimmer and three-time Olympic gold medalist officially announced her retirement from competitive swimming on Wednesday via a video that was posted on her website. Rice had a breakout performance at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, winning gold in the 200-meter individual medley, 400-meter individual medley and 4 x 200...
Via NESN.com
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Lochte’s parents reportedly lose home to foreclosure

Ryan Lochte may have signed a number of lucrative endorsement deals following his success at the London Olympics in 2012, but that does not mean his entire family is doing well financially. According to court documents obtained by RadarOnline.com, Lochte’s parents have lost their Florida home to foreclosure. Steven and Ileana Lochte, who are now […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte's parents 'drown in debt,' lose home

Their 29-year-old swimming superstar son has cashed in on his 11 Olympic medals -- pitching for Gatorade and Ralph Lauren. But the parents of Ryan Lochte have lost their home to foreclosure, even as their Olympic-hero son has made millions in endorsements.Steven and Ileana Lochte have not made any payments on their Port Orange, Fla., home for two years, according to a court order...
Via Bob's Blitz
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps back in anti-doping program, is comeback next?

After the London Olympics in 2012, Michael Phelps claimed he was done with swimming. He retired and said he was excited to focus on the next chapter of his life. Well, just over a year later, Phelps has rejoined the U.S. drug testing program, a signal that he is planning a comeback. Phelps told The Associated Press on Thursday that “nothing is set in stone,” but he’s clearly...
Via Rumors and Rants
November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps Rejoins Drug Testing Program, May Compete in 2014

  Michael Phelps said that he would retire at the end of the 2012 Olympics, but there was always speculation that once competition grew closer, he might have a change of heart.  It appears that has happened.  Phelps, according to the US Anti-Doping Agency website, was drug tested twice between July 1st and September 30th.  That leaves the door open for Phelps to compete at US...
Via BlackSportsOnline
November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Ryan Lochte Suffers Torn MCL, Sprained ACL After Overly Excited Teenage Girl Jumps on Him

Ryan Lochte suffered a torn MCL and a sprained ACL like only Ryan Lochte could. According to USA Today’s Rachel Axon, the five-time gold medalist will have to take a break from training after hurting himself during a run-in with a fan in Florida. Reportedly, a teenage girl ran into him on the street and attempted to jump into the three-time Olympian’s arms, but when he went to...
Via NESN.com
November 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Ryan Lochte tears knee ligament

Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte has been sidelined after an encounter with an enthusiastic fan. The five-time Olympic champion tore a ligament and sprained another in his left knee last weekend during a visit to Gainesville, Fla.
Via Fox Olympics
November 05, 2013  |  Discuss
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