Universal Sports Network to Air LIVE Coverage of Michael Phelps’ Return to Competitive Swimming April 24-26
It’s not only swimmers who are waiting patiently for the first Phelps race since the 2012 London Games: Universal Sports Network is airing LIVE from the Mesa Grand Prix later this week. It’s like the Christmas of the swimming world, people.
22-time Olympic medalist Michael Phelps will make his official comeback at the 2014 Mesa Grand Prix. But that’s far from the only storyline to watch at this week’s battle in the desert.
Michael Phelps is entered in three events in his first meet since the 2012 London Olympics. He will be swimming the 100 butterfly, the 50 freestyle, and the 100 freestyle and the 2014 Mesa Grand Prix.
Ryan Lochte is being featured in one of Macy’s most ambitious marketing campaigns to date.
Here are 10 of our reasons. Give us your reasons why Phelps return to competition is awesome.
Michael Phelps is targeting the 2014 Mesa Grand Prix as his return to competitive swimming.
U.S. Olympic swimmers Ryan Lochte (Daytona Beach, Fla.), Tyler Clary (Riverside, Calif.), Claire Donahue(Lenoir City, Tenn.) and Micah Lawrence (Pflugerville, Texas) will take part in the USO Handshake Tour at Camp LeJeune on Saturday in Jacksonville, N.C.
Ryan Lochte: “As a kid, I remember seeing Olympians come to the pool and being so excited and motivated just getting to be around them. It shaped me as an aspiring pro athlete, and now I want to teach these kids the same– that if they set their mind to it, they can accomplish anything.”
Ryan Lochte plans to make Charlotte’s Grand Prix one of the next stops on his comeback tour, where he’ll compete alongside French superstar Yannick Agnel and American freestyler Allison Schmitt, among many others.
11-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte guns for speed on his fourth run at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
Ryan Lochte broke through with a sprint freestyle win and also put up a sub-1:40 in the 200 yard backstroke to cap off the Charlotte Sectional Meet.
Ryan Lochte, using a very different freestyle than we’ve seen from him in the past, came in 2nd to teammate Cullen Jones in the 50 free.
Cullen Jones beat his longtime friend and new training partner Ryan Lochte in a 50 free. Meanwhile their SwimMAC teammate Kathleen Baker put up a wildly-impressive 51.5 to win the 100 back.
SwimMAC’s junior stars Kathleen Baker and Nora McCullagh and new pro addition Ryan Lochte each won a pair of events on the second night of the Speedo Champions Series sectional event in Charlotte.
It seems that suddenly, racing in yards has become ‘en vogue’ with Europeans. Yannick Agnel has done a lot of…