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Missy Franklin, Ryan Lochte facing more down time at Rio Olympic Games

Missy Franklin and Ryan Lochte will be busy in the pool at the Rio Olympics. Just not as busy as they wanted to be. The two popular stars from the U.S. swimming team four years ago in London have just three individual events between them in Rio, hardly the frenetic schedule they’ve grown accustomed to over the years. Four years ago, Franklin swam four individual events and three...
Via The Denver Post
1 day ago

Michael Phelps voted U.S. Olympic swimming team captain for first time

SAN ANTONIO -- Michael Phelps is in unfamiliar waters as he heads to his fifth Olympics. He's been chosen as a captain of the U.S. men's swimming team for the first time.Phelps was voted in by his teammates, along with veteran sprinters Nathan Adrian and Anthony Ervin. Phelps owns a record 22 Olympic medals, including 18 golds. Adrian and Ervin are three-time Olympians, while Phelps...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps becomes first American male swimmer to qualify for five Olympics

The storied Olympic career of Michael Phelps officially opened up a new chapter on Wednesday night, when the swimmer qualified for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. With his qualification, Phelps became the first American male swimmer to qualify for five Olympics, according to the United States Olympic team’s Twitter. HE'S DONE IT ❗️❗️❗️@MichaelPhelps has qualified...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Lochte pulls groin during prelim, could miss Olympics

One of USA swimming’s greats might not make an appearance in Rio de Janeiro in August. Eleven-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte pulled his groin during Sunday’s 400-meter individual medley preliminary trial and failed to qualify for the event. Lochte won gold in the 400 IM in 2012, but now, his future at the 2016 Rio Olympics is in jeopardy. Lochte still has trials for the...
Via NESN.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

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

97 world-class athletes are winners of at least 7 career medals at the Summer Olympics. How many of them can you name? Clue: Years Active-Event More Text: Number of Medals/Country
April 11, 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
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