Michael Phelps is Loving 100 Freestyle – Video Interview

2014 Arena Grand Prix – Santa Clara

Men’s 100 Freestyle – FINALS

Phelps stays underwater much longer than most sprint freestylers, but it appeared to work for him. Nathan Adrian was out first at the wall in 22.96 and stayed ahead to win the race with a time of 48.17. Michael Phelps had the advantage of being next to Nathan Adrian’s tsunami of a wake, swimming into second place with a 48.80. Both Adrian and Phelps were more than a second faster than they were this morning. Conor Dwyer fell one position from this morning to finish third with a time of 49.76. Adam Brown and Yannick Agnel were also able to sneak under the 50 second barrier for 4th and 5th.

Men’s 100 Butterfly – FINALS

Tom Shields and Michael Phelps have tied once again. They are the current co-American record holders in the 200 yard butterfly, and now they are tying again in meters. Michael Phelps was able to break his 52.13 barrier by .02, touching the wall at 52.11. Tom Shields had a slight lead at the 50 against Phelps, but Phelps was slightly faster on the way home. Both swimmers dropped from their prelim swims. Eugene Godsoe finished third, exactly one second behind Phelps and Shields. Jack Conger and Justin Lynch were both at 53.5′s for 4th and 5th.

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9 years ago

Wow! Fast times. Great for the sport. This is like “summer league” for Phelps. I hope he gets faster and faster. The 100m free, 100 fly and 200 i.m. are what he should concentrate on. I’d love to see a fast 200m free, though. Best to all the athletes.

9 years ago

It has been a very good double for him ! especially the 100 free ! It will defenetly help the 400 free US relay to have Michael on board again ; i am pretty sure he can go faster this summer ; and its gonna be exciting to see his improvements . Way to go Michael , have more fun

9 years ago

I love to watch Phelps’ interviews now! He’s smiling and laughing and actually giving information about how he’s feeling and what he’s working on! He’s a new man!

Reply to  Danjohnrob
9 years ago

So totally agree with this.

Steve Nolan
9 years ago

Does the never ending talk about how bad his walls are make anybody else kinda annoyed, too? Your fly turns were terrible in London, brah, so like…fix them!?

I know it’s obviously not that easy, but goddamn the guy sounds like a broken record.

Reply to  Steve Nolan
9 years ago


Its one of those things as a coach, when an athlete knows what’s going on…

Coach: Do you feel what is going on with XYZ?

Swimmer: Yes.

Coach: Do you know what you need to do?

Swimmer: Yes

Coach: Okay, FIX IT!

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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