Michael Phelps Reveals More About His Olympic Schedule – Gold Medal Minute Video

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Michael Phelps, 2014 Charlotte Grand Prix (Courtesy of Mike Lewis)

Michael Phelps, 2014 Charlotte Grand Prix (Courtesy of Mike Lewis)

Michael Phelps, the greatest Olympian of all-time, reveals more about his event schedule as we near USA Swimming’s 2014 Phillips 66 National Championships (and the Pac Pacific Championships and 2015 FINA World Championships selection meet).

200 butterfly and 400 IM are off the table

400 IM was not a surprise. 200 butterfly is a head-scratcher, leaving everyone wondering, why not?  Phelps-fans see 200 butterfly as an easier path to an additional Olympic medal. Phelps could probably get on the 2016 Olympic Games podium in the 200 fly using muscle memory alone.

100 butterfly, 100 freestyle and 200 IM are on the table

200 freestyle is as well, though, at this point, 200 free appears to be a relay attempt.  With 100 fly, 100 free, 200 IM and the 4×200 free, Phelps is back to a very robust event schedule, potentially swimming 6 events at international competitions for Team USA, provided he makes the 400 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay.

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bobo gigi

😆 😆 😆 😆
What does he do in Brazil?
It’s pathetic.
Another good thing for our reputation. 😥
Fortunately we haven’t sent Frank Ribéry to the world cup!
He would have done some damages! 😆
I’m not interested at all in the soccer world cup but your Brazilian police officers should make one or two visits in the hotel rooms of some teams. I’m sure they would find weird things. :mrgreen:


Its not quite the same as bribery in other countries… much more culturally accepted practice there


Well, the Spanish doctor who was on a trial revealed that most football stars playing in the Spanish league were given PED, as well as those teams in the last European Champs and world cup.


he could have just gone to Holland ! its safe and permitted LOL ! not smart at all .

bobo gigi

To come back to the topic of this article, there are no surprises here.
200 fly and 400 IM? No. It’s too hard now. It requires so many yards of training. So many yards. So much training.
200 free? Yes, perhaps but only for the relay.
100 free? Perhaps MP will try in individual but I see more that event for the relay.
200 IM? There’s a possibility. It’s the big question for me. But it requires a work in every stroke in training. It depends if he wants to focus only on sprint or if he is opened to another thing.
100 fly? Yes of course.


That schedule was expected…
100/200 free for relay purposes (He would need to much training to beat Adrian and Feigen at Trials, and even being able to get a individual spot on 200, beating Agnel Sun Park is tought.. really tough)

100 fly he can focus on a sub-51 and go after crocker times, but a 50,7 might be enough to hold Le Clos.. 200 IM was a obvious choice



Don’t you mean METERS? Or METRES?


I still think that swimming individual 100 free/fly will maximize his chances of four-peating 100 fly.
But of course he will swim 100 fly and 200 IM instead.

Steve Nolan

Yes, of course he will disregard the sage and unparalleled advice from the one, the only, ASWIMFAN.


I apologize if I hurt your feeling

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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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