The United States Anti-Doping Committee (USADA) has released their 2013 quarter 2 testing statistics, and there is still no Michael Phelps on the list.
This means that his retirement, through the end of June, was still official.
Remember that there is a 9-month waiting period where an athlete has to be back in the testing pool after retirement before competing in an official meet.
With next year’s Pan Pac Trials running from August 6th-10th, 2014 any athletes who wish to come out of retirement has to be back in the testing pool by November 5th, 2013 technically speaking, but realistically they would have to be in at least a few weeks before that if they still needed to qualify for Nationals (yes, even Olympic Champions are required to have Nationals qualifying times).
Three swimmers, all multiple-time national champions, were tested double-digit times in that three-month period. Note that these tests include all in-and-out-of-competition testing done by the USADA, but not those done by other organizations.
Connor Jaeger was tested 10 times, Missy Franklin was tested 11 times, and Ryan Lochte was also tested 11 times. It’s likely that many of these tests came at Nationals.
For Jaeger, further evidence of how quickly he’s risen to national and international prominence: coming into this 2nd quarter, he had only been tested by the USADA 3 times in his career.
In total, the USADA conducted 290 total tests on 111 athletes in the 2nd quarter of 2013. That’s 220 more than in the 1st quarter (and an additional 30 athletes tested), as a result of those tests done at the USA Swimming National Championships.