Just eight swimmers have won gold medals after the age of 30. Michael Phelps is one of four athletes with a great shot to join that list this week
See the offical roster for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team.
To get excited for Rio, dive into the SwimSwam archives and revisit the London 2012 Olympics.
As we head into Rio, Team USA’s gold medal streak in the men’s 100 back is under fire. In Rio, the threat of Australia’s Mitch Larkin looms, and it looks like it could take a World Record to bring home the gold.
The Americans come in as the favorites in the medley relay with lots of talent and depth on all four legs.
Don’t miss a second of our pre-Olympic coverage with this handy central bookmark post, where we’ll link out to our event-by-event previews as they drop and track our medalist predictions as we make them.
After contemplating retirement after wrapping up college swimming nearly eight years ago and heartbreak four years ago, backstroker David Plummer made his first Olympic team last month
Sorry, David. You are more than seven years over the average age. Try a little harder.
At an age group competition on Tuesday Jonatan Kopelev put up a 24.60 50 backstroke, which is the fastest time recorded in 2016…
The US men and women both lead the Olympic swimming psych sheets for seeds in the top-3, but Australia isn’t too far behind for second in both.
Josh Prenot represents America’s only swimmer to hold a top time in the world heading into Rio.
Michael Phelps’s latest Facebook live broadcast comes from the Team USA training camp in San Antonio and features a number of high-profile cameos.
Re-live the drama from Omaha, where Michael Phelps qualified for 3 individual events and will join a load of new faces on the U.S. Olympic men’s roster.
There was so much emotion put into every single swim, and no one saw that more than the support systems of these athletes.