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SWIMMING RUMORS & GOSSIP

Olympians Anderson and Meyer win 5k open water nationals

MIROMAR LAKES, Fla. (AP) Olympians Haley Anderson and Alex Meyer won 5-kilometer races at the U.S. open water national championships Sunday, earning berths in the world championships this summer. Anderson surged over the final 300 meters to win in 1 hour, 1 minute, 51.291 seconds at Miromar Lakes Beach & Gold Club. Ashley Twichell of Fayetteville, New York, was second at 1:01...
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1 day ago  |  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...
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March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps gets engaged to beauty queen girlfriend

Michael Phelps is officially off the market. The 18-time gold medalist swimmer announced on social media early Sunday morning that he and girlfriend Nicole Johnson had gotten engaged. “She said yes,” Phelps wrote on Twitter and Instagram as the caption for a photo of them together in the snow. Johnson seemed equally ecstatic, writing on...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 22, 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

Ryan Lochte shares glimpse of his 10,000-calorie meal

Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte tweeted a picture Monday of his supposed 10,000 calorie meal.  And, it wasn’t weird at all.  I take that back.  It was all kinds of weird.  Back in 2008, fellow Olympian swimmer Michael Phelps’ monster caloric-intakes got crazy publicity.  He ate 8,000-10,000 calories a day. It appears Lochte is going for a massive amount of chicken, a tray of...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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