The Michael Phelps & Bob Bowman Show: Gold Medal Minute Video

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Ryan Lochte & Michael Phelps are on track for a fast 100 fly this summer, but can they get past Chad le Clos?

Ryan Lochte & Michael Phelps are on track for a fast 100 fly this summer, but can they get past Chad le Clos?

Michael Phelps returned to competition at the 2014 Mesa Grand Prix, but it was really the Michael Phelps and Bob Bowman show. In the post race press conferences, the Olympic star and his NBAC swim coach were all smiles, enjoying every second of it. The two have never appeared so relaxed or funny!  Phelps is clearly back on track, despite his waffling about plans for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.  True, he only swam the 50 and 100 butterfly, but his stroke is there, efficient and as deadly as ever.

At the Arena Grand Prix in Charlotte, Phelps will test the 200 freestyle, but he cautioned that he needs more altitude training before we can expect to see fast swims.

With Phelps’ 52.1 in the 100 butterfly at the Mesa Grand Prix, we can expect a fast peak meet swim this summer.

Prediction: The 100 meter butterfly at the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships will be the race of the year. Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte will both go sub 50.8, but only one of them will get past Chad le Clos. 

What is your prediction for the men’s 100m butterfly this summer?

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I’m from SA and thought we are not in the PanPacs? Commonwealth Games yes but not Pans. So the match-up with Chad will have to wait until Worlds next year surely?

Dave – South Africa is eligible to swim at both the Commonwealth Games and the Pan Pacs, even though they are not a charter member of Pan Pacs. Le Clos has alluded several times he’ll race at Pan Pacs, as one would expect.

Roland Schoeman and the 400 free relay both earned bronze medals at Pan Pacs in 2010.

No one is going to go Sub 0:50 in the 100 fly this summer. No way.

I hope I am wrong.

You do understand he is not going 24/7. He is having fun with which I understood to mean you will not find 100 percent practice attendance, particularly understood him to say it is Monday-Friday gig when in town. And probably not doubles.

I like using 24/7 expression. 🙂 About Miss Pelton and breaststroke for a great 200 IM. Train breaststroke, eat breaststroke, drink breaststroke and sleep breaststroke 24/7 all year and you can be the best in the world in that event. I’m still waiting. 😆 About Missy Franklin and her starts and underwaters on backstroke. And in that case about MP and 100% of his training based on speed work. And seriously, now he probably doesn’t swim longer distances anymore, he could take a few more pounds of muscle to look just a little more like a sprinter. He looked skinny next to Michael Andrew in Mesa. Fresh, a little more powerful and technically ready (the turn!), he can swim 50… Read more »

About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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