It's been a long time since the king of swimming (and really sports) has been the title of one of my blogs. But MICHAEL PHELPS IS COMING BACK! He will be swimming the 200 Free and 100 Fly (Friday), 50 Free and 100 Back (Saturday), and 100 Free at the Ultra-Swim in two weeks in Charlotte. Katie Hoff will be swimming the 100-200-400-800 Freestyles, and Ryan Lochte will have the 100-200-400 Free, 100-200 Back, 200-400 IM. The 100 Back will be a very exciting race, with Phelps, Lochte, world-record holder Aaron Peirsol, Nick Thoman, and Ben Hesen all slated to contend. Phelps will face off against Lochte, hometown favorite Cullen Jones, Nick Brunelli, and Lochte in the 100 Free. The top 3 Americans all-time, Phelps, Lochte, and Olympic Bronze Medalist Peter Vanderkaay, will face off in the 200 Free. Other stars will include Hayley McGregory, Elizabeth Beisel, Kara Lynn Joyce, Amanda Weir, Mary Descenza, Christine Magnuson, Mark Gangloff, Alex Vanderkaay, Tyler Clary, Dagny Knutson, and Julia Smit, as well as Brazilian Olympian Thiago Pereira and British Olympians Jemma Lowe and Gemma Spofforth. One of my coaches (an Ultra-Swim vet) commented that this was by far the fastest Ultra-Swims he had ever seen. Click here to view the psych sheet.
But back to the topic at hand. Phelps. There is nothing else to talk about with this guy. Universal Sports has a new commerical advertising their LIVE TV coverage of the meet. Enjoy.