SWIMMING RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

RYAN LOCHTE MODELS CALVIN KLEIN STYLES FOR MACY’S “AMERICAN ICONS” CAMPAIGN

Outside of the pool, Ryan Lochte has expressed an interest in fashion, from his signature, bedazzled grills to an extensive sneaker collection. The Olympic gold medalist has now scored a stylish new gig that has him modeling summer styles from Calvin Klein. Lochte is featured alongside Ireland Baldwin, as part of Macy’s 2014 “American Icons” campaign. The initiative first...
Via A Glam Slam
7 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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Nyad completes Cuba to Fla. trek

While you were enjoying your day off, 64-year-old swimmer Diana Nyad became the first person ever to swim from Cuba to Key West without a shark cage. 

Via Gamedayr
September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Magnussen shines in 100 meter

The Missile lived up to his nickname. James Magnussen of Australia posted the fastest preliminaries time in the 100-meter freestyle at the world swimming championships Wednesday, nearly a second ahead of the next qualifier. Looks like he's put the disappointment of the Olympics behind him. Magnussen was a huge favorite in London but only got a silver in the 100 free behind...
Via Fox Olympics
July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Ryan Lochte is hooking up with his preteen crush, Carmen Electra

Before Ryan Lochte could fill out hit speedo, he was busy watching episodes of Baywatch with Carmen Electra. It was love at first sight for the future Olympic gold medalist. But he had inappropriate thoughts about her like every other boy his age, never thinking he would have a chance to act on them. Oh what fame can do? Lochte, 24, was recently caught out on the town with the 40...
Via The Victory Formation
March 08, 2013  |  2 Comments
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