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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Mac
6 years ago

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

Reply to  Mac
6 years ago

i was wondering the same thing

mcmflyguy
Reply to  Mac
6 years ago

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.

SwimSweden
Reply to  Mac
6 years ago

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

Cristian
Reply to  Mac
6 years ago

looks like a Carbon Pro with the logo covered up.

JustAFan
6 years ago

Typo – it was not the 100 Free.

ML
6 years ago

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

Boknows34
Reply to  Gold Medal Mel Stewart
6 years ago

ML was right. 52.84 stood as the world record for 9 years until Denis Pankratov swam 52.32 in 1995.

Reply to  Gold Medal Mel Stewart
6 years ago

52.86

Ken
Reply to  Ben Michaelson
6 years ago

It’s 52.84. I was 19 years old and was in Orlando to see the race in person. It was and still is a remarkable record for its longevity.

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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