SWIMMING RUMORS & GOSSIP

Lochte having too much fun right now to think about retiring

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Ryan Lochte is having too much fun preparing for Rio Games in three months to even think about competing in his fifth Olympics in 2020. The 31-year-old Lochte, who has won 11 Olympic medals including five golds, said Thursday at the Arena Pro Swim Series that he thought about quitting ''a few times'' since the last Olympics four years ago because he stopped...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps jumps into gene pool, becomes 1st-time father

Michael Phelps is a first-time father. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist and fiancee Nicole Johnson welcomed Boomer Robert Phelps on Thursday night in Arizona, where Phelps has been training in preparation for the Rio Olympics. ''Healthy and happy!!! Best feeling I have ever felt in my life!!!'' Phelps posted on Instagram on Saturday in announcing his son's name and arrival date...
Via Associated Press
17 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the winners of at least 7 career medals at the Summer Olympics

97 world-class athletes are winners of at least 7 career medals at the Summer Olympics. How many of them can you name? Clue: Years Active-Event More Text: Number of Medals/Country
April 11, 2016  |  Discuss

The Lead: Missy Franklin is still swimming in Olympic expectations

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit This article originally appeared in Mile High Sports Magazine. Read the full digital edition. Each month MHSM catches up with a leading figure...
Via Mile High Sports
February 23, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: West Virginia swimmers practice in snow

For adults, snow days can be a pain, but they can be a blast for college students. Two members of the West Virginia swim team decided not to let the blizzard that hit the East Cost prevent them from getting some work in, and decided to try and practice outside. No, we do not advise anyone else trying this, but it makes for a good video. @swimswamnews No days off for West Virginia...
Via College Spun
January 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Katie Ledecky smashes her own 800-meter freestyle record

Katie Ledecky has done it again. On Sunday night, the 18-year-old beat her own world record in the 800-meter freestyle, finishing in 8 minutes, 6.68 seconds at the 2016 Arena Pro Swim Series in Austin, Texas. It’s the fourth time Ledecky has broken the record in that event since 2013, and she now has eight of the best 10 times for the freestyle in history. Her previous mark...
Via The Comeback
January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Missy Franklin struggles at World Championships

After a rough few days at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia, that saw Missy Franklin go medal-less in individual events, Franklin managed to recapture a spot on the podium with a 1:55.49 time. The Regis Jesuit graduate finished third in the 200-meter freestyle Wednesday night. 18-year-old American Katie Ledecky won the 200-meter freestyle with a time of 1:55.16...
Via Mile High Sports
August 05, 2015  |  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
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps' self-proclaimed girlfriend was born a man

A woman named Taylor Lianne Chandler claims she is dating Michael Phelps. This woman was once a man. Chandler, 41, recently revealed on Facebook that she was born David Roy Fitch before changing her sex during her teenage years. Chandler was put on testosterone blockers in her early teens and underwent surgery to get rid...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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