RACE VIDEO: Watch Michael Phelps Come Out of Retirement to Swim the 100 Fly at the Mesa Grand Prix

Race video is courtesy of Universal Sports Network, a SwimSwam Partner.

Thanks to a partnership with Universal Sports, above we bring you the first look of the return of Michael Phelps, the Greatest Olympian of All-Time, to the competitive pool.

Phelps swam the 100 fly prelims on Thursday, April 24th, 2014 at the Mesa Grand Prix with a 52.84. That put him immediately into the top 25 in the world and gives him the top seed headed into finals, just ahead of Ryan Lochte (52.94).

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I posted on the other post that seems to be gone now, but does anyone know what suit that is?

i was wondering the same thing


couldn’t see a logo but my guess is its a speedo one. just logo taken off. it cant be the aqua armour that one of the guys has predicted he will come out with because those haven’t been 1. announced, and 2. fina approved.


That i believe is a Carbon Pro with a orange logo that is taped over, you can see the carbon cage in some angles


looks like a Carbon Pro with the logo covered up.


Typo – it was not the 100 Free.


52.84, Pablo Morales’s longstanding world record from 1986! A fitting time for the next great comeback butterflyer…

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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