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Michael Phelps distracts Oregon State free throw shooter with medals, Speedo (Video)

Michael Phelps made an appearance in the Arizona State student section Friday night to distract Oregon State free throw shooters. The Sun Devils are famous for their “Curtain of Distraction,” in which some sort of distraction is unveiled from behind the curtain as an opponent is about to shoot free throws. Friday, the distraction was Phelps, wearing a Speedo and a pile of Olympic...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps featured behind ASU’s ‘Curtain of Distraction’

Michael Phelps was at Arizona State University Thursday night as a featured member behind the school’s legendary “Curtain of Distraction.” In case you’re unfamiliar with this, they bring out a portable curtain while opposing players attempt free throws and people try to distract them from sinking them. Phelps, who will be an assistant swim coach for the Sun Devils after...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Duel in the Pool: Franklin, Grevers set records as USA routs Europe

INDIANAPOLIS -- Matt Grevers set a world record in the 100-meter backstroke Saturday, Missy Franklin broke the American record in the 200 freestyle and the U.S. pulled away from the European All-Stars for a 155-107 victory at the Duel in the Pool.It was a banner day for the Americans, who broke national records in eight of the first 11 races and clinched their seventh straight win...
Via Associated Press
December 12, 2015  |  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
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