Fox News - Fair & Balanced

Olympics Swimming

Phelps to swim 3 events in first meet back

Mesa, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Michael Phelps will swim in three events in his first post-retirement meet.Phelps is listed on the sheets for two freestyle races and a butterfly race at next week's Arena Grand Prix in Mesa, Ariz., his first competition since he retired after the 2012 London Olympics.Longtime coach Bob Bowman has in the past expressed doubt about Phelps' desire to swim in a sprint event, but the 22-time Olympic medalist is entered in the 50-meter freestyle next week.He will also swim in the 100 free and 100 butterfly. Three of his record 18 Olympic gold medals have come in the latter race.Rumors swirled that Phelps was contemplating coming out of retirement long before USA Swimming said Monday he would be part of next week's field.He won six medals in London, including four golds, and said he was retiring so he could have more time to see the world.Following his last race, when he swam the butterfly leg of an American win in the 400-meter medley relay, the International ...

Read More

  1. Aussie swimmers look for world pool redemption

    The James Magnussen-led Australian team is seeking redemption for an under-achieving London Olympics, and the tumultuous 12 months which followed, when swimming's wo...

  2. Olympic champion swimmer Ian Thorpe contracts MRSA-like infections

    Five-time Olympic gold medalist Ian Thorpe is in a Sydney hospital after contracting two potentially deadly infections and will never swim competitively again, his a...

  3. SAfrican swimmers await royal treatment in Monaco

    South Africa's Olympic swimmers can expect to be treated like kings and queens before the London Games.Princess Charlene of Monaco, a former Olympic swimmer for Sout...

  4. Aussie swimmers ordered to take down gun photos

    Olympic swimmers Nick D'Arcy and Kenrick Monk are in hot water again after being ordered to remove photos of themselves posing with guns from their social media site...

  5. South African swimmers get royal helping hand from Charlene

    South Africa's Olympic swimmers can expect to be treated like kings and queens while preparing for the London Games after an offer of help from a former team member ...

  6. Thousands brave brackish waters of Rio's Copacabana beach in open-sea swimming races

    Thousands of amateur swimmers have taken to the brackish waters of Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach for an open-sea race.Activists from a group calling for large-sc...

  7. Sentencing delayed for man accused of spying on Chinese Olympic swimmers

    A court has delayed sentencing a British man who admitted spying on members of the Chinese Olympic swimming team in a women's changing room.Declan Crosbie is accused...

  8. 8 swimmers with NC ties make Olympic team

    Davis Tarwater didn't qualify for the London Games, yet Tuesday morning he joined seven other swimmers from North Carolina at Olympic practice.Thanks to Michael Phel...

  9. Chinese Olympian's world-record swimming performance brings talk of doping

    Chinese swimming star Ye Shiwen, 16, smashed the world record in the women's 400 meter individual medley Saturday, with a a final 50 meter split that was faster than...

  10. ‘Super Suit’ Could Be Banned From Swimming Competitions

    A new, faster competitive bathing suit is the buzz of swimmers worldwide, but the revolutionary athletic attire could be banned from the upcoming Beijing Olympics.Th...

  11. Olympic science: Re-engineering swimming styles

    Swimmers are always striving for the best form, but the complicated physics of flowing water has usually meant research lags far behind the latest techniques. Now, n...

  12. Brazilian swimmer loses spot in London Olympics following 2-year suspension

    Brazilian swimmer Glauber Silva was suspended for two years Wednesday and has lost his spot for the London Olympics after testing positive for increased levels of te...

  1. Michael Phelps coming out of retirement; Olympic great to swim in 1st meet since 2012 Games

    Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, lured back into the pool by the fun of it and the possibility of swimming at a fifth Olympics in Rio in 2016.The 22-time ...

  2. Australia swimmers banned from social media during Olympics over gun photos

    After jarring the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) by posting photos of themselves with guns on their Twitter accounts, the country's swimmers, Nick D'Arcy and Ken...

  3. Olympic legend Michael Phelps ending retirement

    Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics.The 22-time Olympic medalist will compete for the first ...

  4. Wizards blast Heat, give Pacers East's top seed

    (SportsNetwork.com) - Olympic swimming legend Michael Phelps is returning to competition.A report last May indicated that the 18-time gold medalist was planning a co...

  5. Fastest Swimmers Make Webbed Hands Out of Water

    When watching the Summer Olympics, take a good look at the hands of the competitive swimmers. Chances are, their fingers will be slightly spread. Now new research fi...

  6. As Phelps Advances, Other Swimmers Make Big Splash at Olympics

    On the seventh day of the Olympics, Michael Phelps rested, and other swimmers made their splash. Australia's Stephanie Rice closed a brilliant Olympics with another ...

  7. US swimmers gear up for London Olympics

    Olympic swimmers Janet Evans and Ricky Berens discuss the upcoming Olympic games

‹ Prev12345Next ›