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May 18, 2015

Phelps falls short at Charlotte meet

Michael Phelps had set his sights on testing himself against Ryan Lochte on the final day of competition at the Arena Pro Swim Series in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sunday. In the end he was not even fast enough to make the same finals ...

Shields steals show from Phelps, Lochte

May 16, 2015

Shields steals show from Phelps, Lochte

Former NCAA champion Tom Shields won the Charlotte Grand Prix 100-meter butterfly final on Friday, overshadowing the head-to-head matchup between Olympic gold medalists Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. Shields, who won five NCAA titles in three years at California, won the final in 52.12 ...

Apr 28, 2015

Phelps joining Bowman in Arizona

Olympic legend Michael Phelps says he will stick with his long-term coach Bob Bowman, who last week was named Arizona State swimming coach. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist, who previously worked with Bowman at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club, confirmed the move in a ...

Apr 25, 2015

Bowman named ASU swim coach

Bob Bowman, the longtime coach of 18-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps, is taking charge of Arizona State’s men’s and women’s swimming programs. He returns to the college ranks for the first time since 2008, when he led Michigan’s teams. He then returned to ...

Phelps stages huge rally to win 100-meter freestyle in Arizona

Apr 19, 2015

Phelps stages huge rally to win 100-meter freestyle in Arizona

Michael Phelps felt something coming off the wall in the 100-meter freestyle, a sensation he hadn’t experienced since resuming training four months ago. It was like a switch flipped in the 18-time Olympic gold medalist. He zoomed off the wall in lane seven, rallying ...

Apr 18, 2015

Phelps doesn't qualify for final

Michael Phelps failed to qualify for the 400-meter freestyle final on Friday, finishing 17th overall in his first meet since serving a six-month suspension. Swimming in a far outside lane, the 18-time Olympic gold medalist was fourth in his heat with a time of ...

Phelps victorious in return to pool

Apr 17, 2015

Phelps victorious in return to pool

Michael Phelps won the 100-meter butterfly at his first meet in eight months Thursday night, beginning his push to compete at a fifth Olympics next year. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist led at the halfway mark and went on to touch first in 52.38 ...

Phelps confirms he's aiming for fifth Olympics at Rio 2016

Apr 16, 2015

Phelps confirms he's aiming for fifth Olympics at Rio 2016

Michael Phelps is aiming to compete in a fifth Olympics next year in Rio, although the 18-time Olympic champion won’t swim in the world championships this summer. Phelps confirmed his intention to make one last run at the Olympics on Wednesday. “You guys heard ...

Hagino earns fourth title at nationals

Apr 12, 2015

Hagino earns fourth title at nationals

Kosuke Hagino won the men’s 400-meter individual medley to capture his fourth crown at the National Swimming Championships on Sunday. Hagino defended his title at Tatsumi International Swimming Center in a time of 4 minutes, 8.54 seconds, booking his spot for the FINA World ...

Koseki takes national 200 breaststroke title

Apr 11, 2015

Koseki takes national 200 breaststroke title

Yasuhiro Koseki blew away the field to win the men’s 200-meter breaststroke at the national swimming championships on Saturday. Koseki touched the wall at Tatsumi International Swimming Center in 2 minutes, 7.77 seconds and along with runnerup Ryo Tateishi (2:09.54) passed the event’s qualifying ...

Apr 11, 2015

Veteran Hackett makes worlds team

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Grant Hackett qualified for his sixth world championship team when he was among 38 Australian swimmers named for the July event in Kazan, Russia. James Magnussen, Cate Campbell and Christian Sprenger will have the opportunity to defend their world titles ...

Watanabe breaks own national record in women's 200 IM

Apr 10, 2015

Watanabe breaks own national record in women's 200 IM

Kanako Watanabe rewrote her Japanese record in the women’s 200-meter individual medley on Friday, the fourth day of the National Swimming Championships. Winner of the 50 and 100 breaststroke titles here, Watanabe shaved 0.77 second off her previous mark to win the 200 medley ...