Video courtesy of Garrett McCaffrey.
It was a big day for the Arizona State Sun Devils on Saturday – the ASU men topped in-state rivals Arizona for the first time since 2002, and to top it off, Olympic hero Michael Phelps made an appearance, swimming a pair of exhibition races along with several other pros training out of Arizona State.
The first of those races was a 200 freestyle, which you can watch above.
Phelps battles training partner David Nolan in this race, ultimately winning with a 1:34.04. Nolan, the former Stanford standout who has moved to Tempe to train with Phelps, was 1:34.42 trailing Phelps.
You can check out the race video from the 100 IM here. That race pitted Phelps against Olympic backstroke champ Matt Grevers (who trains at the University of Arizona) and American 200 yard IM record-holder Nolan, with Grevers beating the ASU training parters.
Phelps told SwimSwam after the meet that these were his last competitive swims in the short course yards pool. Phelps will contend for another Olympic berth at U.S. Trials this summer, and plans to retire after the Rio Olympic Games.
Stay tuned to SwimSwam’s College News Section for a more full breakdown of the Pac-12 rivalry meet between Arizona and Arizona State, plus full coverage of the rest of the weekend’s college duals.