Michael Phelps

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“If you want to be the best, you have to do things other people aren’t willing to do.”

Championship, Age Group, and National Records Go Down; Bentz Puts Heat on Young Phelps' Times on Final Day at US Junior Nationals

Full meet results available here. The future of America’s Swim Team saved the best for last on the final day…


TSC Awards, Under/Overperformers For 2011 World Aquatics Championships

With the 2011 FINA World Aquatics Championships in the books, it’s time to give out some awards. These are our awards…


Anomolies, Superlatives, and Peculiarities from the World Championships Medal Tables and Results

Rather than bog down our final day 8 summary with all of the different intersting (or maybe less than interesting)…


5 Things to Watch for on Final Day in Shanghai

We’ve got one day to go in Shanghai, but the action is nowhere near over. The morning (nighttime US time)…


Shanghai Day 7 Finals: Dekker Pulls Big Upset Over Alshammar

Women’s 50 fly final – Medal Race Sweden’s Therese Alshammar came in as a big favorite in this race, but…


Shanghai Day 7; 5 Things to Watch From Worlds

We’re headed into the stretch-run of the World Championships with only two days to go. By now, we think most…

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Lochte Wins 2 Golds on Day 6, Franklin Breaks American Record

Women’s 100 free finals – Medal Race This women’s 100 free came down to a big surprise at the touch,…


USA Swimming Nationals Psych Sheets Released

There has been discussion about which USA Swimming World Championship Team members would compete in Nationals next week, and we…


World Champs Day 5 Swim of the Day: Lochte's 200 IM (With an Assist to Mr. Phelps)

With all due respect and regard to Missy Franklin’s 1:55.06 200 freestyle to lead off the relay, which has been…

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Shanghai Day 5 Finals: Lochte Ends Drought With First World Record After Tech Suits

Women’s 100 free semifinal Femke Heemskerk looked like she was cruising in this 100 free semifinal with a very Lochte-esque…


5 For Day 5: Races to Watch Wednesday/Thursday at the World Championships

Tonight, we will be doing a very special live broadcast preview 30 minutes before the beginning of prelims (8:30 US…


Worlds Day 4 Finals: Phelps Steps Up to Break Drought in 200 Fly

Men’s 100 freestyle semifinals James Magnussen improved his time a bit in the semifinal, but is really showing impressive poise…


ESPN, Yahoo Sports, CBS Sports Give Swimming Front-Page Love

Might swimming be turning a corner in the mainstream media coverage? At the least, it’s going from a “once every…


Shanghai 2011 Day 3 Prelims: Phelps Wins Slow Heat, Takes 11th Seed in 200 Fly; Clary Takes 4th

Men’s 50 breaststroke prelims Felipe Da Silva has improved his skills in the 100 breaststroke, but that hasn’t hurt his…


5 Things To Watch on Day 3 at World Championships

Day 3 will feature a very-light prelims session, with only four races being contested: the men’s 50 breaststroke, men’s 200…

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