Michael Phelps Cranks Out 7th-Fastest 200y IM of All Time in Exhibition Race

by Retta Race 31

March 06th, 2015 Club, National, News

As an exhibition race within the 2015 American Short Course Championships currently taking place at the Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center, the one and only Michael Phelps threw down a phenomenal 200y IM swim to signal his return to competition, unofficially that is.

The 22-time-Olympic medalist clocked an amazingly swift time of 1:40.84, which ranks the performance as the 7th-fastest 200y IM swim of all time.  However, with it being truly an exhibition swim while he’s under suspension, no record books will be updated with the result.

Phelps’ 1:40.58 from the Maryland Swimming Championships in Annapolis from 2010 is also on the all-time top performances list, which now has Stanford’s Dave Nolan at the top, after his American-record-setting performance of 1:40.07 from last night at the Pac-12 Championships.

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So he still has the magic touch then? Good

James

Wow, should have put him in the finals at the Pac12s.

OLDBALDIMER

Nothing like a fast swim or two and people will forget about the past issues! Hindsight, but maybe this set back helped him re-focus and get serious about training again. The only way he can redeem himself is to swim fast again.

ERVINFORTHEWIN

the thing is : he hasn’t have to prove anyone he can swim fast anymore . It seems to me so clear . He does what he feels right to do and we will see the results in due time . For me , what happened in september is allready been forgotten since september . I put no focus on what he did , as i would do for myself . U can only live in the present moment / the past serving as a reminder to be aware of what not to repeat . Simple .

Caitlin Garrison

Except that it wasn’t so simple was it? This is the 2nd. Addiction is a complicated and serious thing.

floppy

The only way he can redeem himself is to swim fast again.

I disagree. No one thinks he’s bad in the pool – people want to see him be respectable and safe outside the pool.

Caitlin Garrison

I agree with you 1000%. After all he is the face of the sport. More power to him in the future.

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