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.”

Phelps, Team Speedo Swim Around the Earth to Fight Malaria

Girl Scouts sell cookies. Firefighters fill their boots. Sororities host car washes. In swimming, our go-to fundraiser is the famous…

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Phelps Lands Huge Appearance Fee To Compete In Paris Open

Michael Phelps has not competed in France since the World Cup Stop in Paris in 2001. That was 16 Olympic…

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Britain Sits Out Youth Olympics

Just a few weeks after the USA announced a change of heart about the Youth Olympic Games, Britain took  an…

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Vanderkaay, Soni Cash in Big at Charlotte Grand Prix

The 2010 Charlotte UltraSwim Grand Prix, hosted by the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center in Downtown Charlotte, was a huge success,…


2013 Worlds Looking for a New Home

The USA Today, among other media outlets, are reporting that Dubai has withdrawn as the host of the 2013 World…

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Final Day Predictions From Charlotte-Chase for the 50k

The excitement of Day 3 certainly lived up to it’s billing, including the race of the meet: the men’s 100…


Charlotte UltraSwim Day 3 Predictions

Despite an exciting first 2 days at the 2010 Charlotte UltraSwim Grand Prix, Day 3 might be the best day yet….

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Charlotte UltraSwim Day 2 Picks-The Meat of the Meet

After Day 1’s distance events, it’s time to really get into the heart of the meet. Among the second day…


Charlotte UltraSwim Grand Prix-Better than Nationals?

The Charlotte UltraSwim Grand Prix is the Big Daddy of all of the Grand Prix events. It attracts the top…

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Swimming Retains "Second Tier" Status for 2012 Games

On Tuesday, the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations, which represents the 26 sports that will be a part of…

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London, We Have Water: London Aquatics Centre Pool Filled For First Time

Reports out of London, via the Associated Press,  are that the first of the London Aquatic  Centre’s three pools, a…

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Youth Olympics Hope Top Competition, Mixed-Gender Relay Will Lure Team USA

It was announced roughly 6-months ago that the United States swim team would not be sending a youth delegation to…

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My Golden Method for Teaching Butterfly

Over the past few months, I’ve been working on developing a methodology for teaching strokes, because when I first started…


Phelps Sets U.S. Open Record in the 200 Fly

On the final day of the Maryland State Championships, held in the capital Annapolis, Michael Phelps broke the Short-Course-Yards American…

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Michael Phelps Signs Sponsor Deal with Under Armour

Michael Phelps has signed a 3-year endorsement deal with athletics apparel maker Under Armour for an undisclosed amount of money,…

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