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Michael Phelps finds his happy place while training in Arizona

MESA, Ariz. -- Lost among 20 other swimmers gliding through the water, the most decorated Olympian of all-time swims laps at the Skyline Aquatic Center. The only way to identify Michael Phelps with his face down in the water is a gold swim cap.Bold maroon letters on the side read, "ASU."It has been a year since the Baltimore native picked up and moved west, following his coach Bob...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ledecky, Dwyer win 200 free titles at Arena Pro Swim meet

MESA, Ariz. (AP) Katie Ledecky and Conor Dwyer won the 200-meter freestyle races at the Arena Pro Swim meet Thursday night, with Missy Franklin and Michael Phelps winning their consolation finals in the event. Ledecky led all the way to touch in 1 minute, 55.71 seconds in hot, breezy conditions at Skyline Aquatic Center. Allison Schmitt was second in 1:56.52. ''I'm used to having...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

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

Can you name the winners of at least 7 career medals at the Summer Olympics? Clue: Years Active-Event More Text: Number of Medals/Country
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Olympic champion swimmer Kitajima announces retirement

TOKYO — Two-time double Olympic champion Kosuke Kitajima announced his retirement from competitive swimming on Sunday, two days after failing to qualify for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Bidding to qualify for his fifth Olympics, the 33-year-old finished fifth in the men's 200-meters breaststroke at the national championships on Friday after barely missing out in the 100 earlier...
Via Associated Press
20 days ago  |  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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