SWIMMING RUMORS & GOSSIP

Michael Phelps defends Shark Week “race” against great white

Don’t expect an apology from Michael Phelps to TV viewers who were disappointed with his race against a simulated great white shark for a Discovery Channel Shark Week special. The winningest athlete in Olympic history was bested by two seconds Sunday night in “Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White.” The race didn’t pit Phelps against a real shark, but rather a computer...
Via The Denver Post
14 hours ago

Watch Michael Phelps race against Great White Shark to kick off Shark Week

Michael Phelps has won more medals — 28 — than any Olympian swimmer of all-time, but let’s be honest, no one expected him to be able to beat a Great White Shark in a race. But it was fun to watch anyway. Phelps raced against a shark to kick off Discovery Channel’s annual Shark Week, in Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White. Much to the surprise of no one, the shark...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

They’re back! Grevers, Beisel return for another worlds

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Matt Grevers and Elizabeth Beisel have been through this before. Many times, in fact. But they’re still walking around the deck of the glittering Duna Arena looking a big wide-eyed, as if they can’t quite believe they’re here for another world championships. That’s understandable. Grevers thought his career was over last summer. Beisel figured she...
Via MyNorthwest.com
4 days ago

Swimmer Jack Burnell is making a rage-fueled comeback after Rio disqualification

British swimmer Jack Burnell and his coaches legitimately thought Burnell was a front-runner in last year’s 10 km open-water event in Rio. But he got downgraded from third to fifth, and then disqualified, as he received a pair of yellow cards. The first occurred when Burnell believed there was no one even close enough to interfere with him, and the second came when defending champion...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Brazilian appellate court drops criminal charges against Ryan Lochte

Remember Ryan Lochte, the American swimmer who became the center of controversy at last summer’s Rio Olympics after he claimed he was robbed at gunpoint?Well, criminal charges were initially filed against Lochte for filing a false report, and we hadn’t heard a whole lot about what happened with those charges over the last year. That is, until this week, when the charges against...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Recovery Secret That Helped Tyler Clary Set an Olympic Record

Becoming an Olympian is an incredible honor. Winning a gold medal is even more prestigious. Setting an Olympic record while doing so is the apex of athletic achievement. Tyler Clary knows the feeling. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Clary won gold in the 200-meter backstroke with an incredible time of 1:53.41. It still stands as an Olympic record. [youtube video="EKoviMJgrdE...
Via Stack
11 days ago  |  Discuss

LOOK: Dana Vollmer welcomes second baby

Three-time Olympic swimmer Dana Vollmer welcomed her second baby on Tuesday. On Wednesday, Vollmer, a five-time Olympic gold medalist, announced that her second baby, Ryker Alexander Grant, was born the morning of July 4 at 3:15 a.m., weighing 6 lbs, 15 oz. Along with pictures of her newborn son, Vollmer wrote, “Ryker Alexander Grant decided he loves fireworks & wants them...
Via Excelle Sports
20 days ago

Missy Franklin battles with the question: ‘What if I’m never as good as I was?

Missy Franklin was that 17-year-old swimmer at the 2012 London Olympic Games who won four gold medals and a bronze medal. She was the face of USA Swimming, yet just four years later her story went quite differently and she is left asking herself: “What if I’m never as good as I was?” After barely qualifying for the U.S. Olympic Team, Franklin did make it to the 2016 Rio Olympic...
Via Excelle Sports
29 days ago

Ryan Lochte says he did not contemplate suicide after Rio

Ryan Lochte has openly admitted that he was in a bad place mentally after his embarrassing incident in Rio last summer, but the six-time gold medalist insists he never considered taking his own life.In a lengthy interview with ESPN that was released this week, Lochte told Allison Glock that he was so depressed at times after Rio that he didn’t care if he lived or not. When Lochte...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 07, 2017  |  Discuss
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