Jul 20, 2016

Phelps to captain U.S. men's swim team

Michael Phelps has achieved a first heading into his fifth Olympics. He’s been chosen as a captain of the U.S. men’s swimming team. Phelps was voted in by his teammates, along with veteran sprinters Nathan Adrian and Anthony Ervin. Phelps owns a record 22 ...

Phelps goes out on top in final race in U.S. pool

Jul 3, 2016

Phelps goes out on top in final race in U.S. pool

Michael Phelps wasn’t about to lose his last race in the United States. With his gangly arms cutting through the water, Phelps dazzled the home fans one last time. Phelps made it three-for-three at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, rallying on the return lap ...

Phelps wins 200m butterfly, makes fifth Olympic team

Jun 30, 2016

Phelps wins 200m butterfly, makes fifth Olympic team

Michael Phelps surged to the wall, and then whipped around to spot his time. That number wasn’t really important. The only thing that mattered was No. 5. Phelps became the first male swimmer to qualify for five Olympics with a victory in the 200-meter ...

Phelps prepared for Olympic trials

Jun 26, 2016

Phelps prepared for Olympic trials

For anyone else, six medals would’ve been a marvelous way to exit the Olympic stage. Not so for Michael Phelps. When he looks back to the London Olympics, they sound like a total failure. “I wasn’t happy doing what I was doing,” Phelps said ...

Jun 4, 2016

Phelps posts mixed results at Longhorn

Michael Phelps edged Jack Conger to win the 100-meter freestyle Friday, but was beaten by Singapore’s Joseph Schooling in the 100 butterfly at the Longhorn Elite Invitational in Austin, Texas. Phelps finished second to Schooling in the 100 fly, where the 18-time Olympic gold ...

Apr 15, 2016

Ledecky, Dwyer win at Arena meet

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 ...

Feb 5, 2016

Phelps set to swim in Atlanta meet

Michael Phelps is coming to Atlanta for one of his final tuneups heading into the Rio Olympics. The 18-time gold medalist is scheduled to take part in the Atlanta Classic swim meet May 13-15 at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center, site of the 1996 ...

Olympic legend Phelps collects third national title in three days

Dec 6, 2015

Olympic legend Phelps collects third national title in three days

Michael Phelps was pleased with his third national title in three days, viewing his dominant performance Saturday as a stepping stone toward his fifth Olympic berth The 18-time Olympic champion won the 200-meter butterfly in the U.S. Winter National Championships after winning the 200 ...

Dec 4, 2015

Phelps victorious in 200 IM at U.S. winter nationals

Michael Phelps won the 200-meter individual medley Thursday night at the U.S. Winter National Championships. Preparing for the Olympics next year, the 30-year-old Phelps finished in 1 minute, 57.61 seconds, well off his world-best time this year of 1:54.75. Ryan Lochte set the world ...