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Ryan Lochte earns his second world record of the week at the 2012 FINA short-course world championships in Istanbul.
Ryan Lochte and Team USA off to a fast start at the 2012 Short-course World Championships in Istanbul.
The most decorated athlete in Olympic history capped his illustrious career with one last riveting race and one final gold medal.
Allison Schmitt’s stellar anchor leg overtakes Australians has Americans thinking big.
Live updates from the action in the pool in London.
With two more medals Tuesday, Michael Phelps became the most decorated athlete in Olympic history.
Highlights from day 4 of the swimming competition from London.
Highlights from day 3 of competition from the London Aquatic Centre.
Dana Vollmer, who failed to qualify for Beijing Games, set world mark in winning 100-meter butterfly gold.
Highlights from day 2 of Olympic swimming coverage: two world records set; Lochte, Franklin advance; USA water polo takes on Montenegro; USA relay chased down
It was an surprising day one in London during the swimming finals. Read excerpts from The Post’s live blog from London.
USA Swimming reveals 2012 U.S. Olympic roster.
Michael Phelps makes his fourth Olympic team in the 200m butterfly on a night in which tension and emotion reigned at the Olympic trials in Omaha.
Michael Phelps beats Ryan Lochte by just five hundredths of a second as both qualify for the event in London.
At the U.S. Olympic Trials, Katie Ledecky, 15, breaks Janet Evans’s 1988 age-group record in the 400-meter freestyle.
Teen star calls her first race of the session a ‘huge adrenaline rush.’
The ongoing duel between Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps headlines Day Six at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha.
Phelps attempts to make the 200-meter butterfly in his fourth straight Olympics on Day Four at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials.
The second day of competition begins to answer some of the big questions for Team USA. Check out our picks for London, along with favorite and local competitors.
Michael Phelps won the 400-meter individual medley and Allison Schmitt swam the fastest time ever in America in the 200-meter freestyle on Saturday.
After swearing he had given up the event, Michael Phelps wins the 400 individual medley final at the Indianapolis Grand Prix.
It may be a bit too early to determine who will have the edge in London this year between Phelps and Lochte. Both are swimming at high levels, despite taxing training schedules, but we do know that this weekend, Phelps got the better of Lochte in several events. Also competing on Sunday were RMSC’s Jack Conger and Sarah Haase, as well as former SNOW swimmer Matt McLean.
Phelps joked about going for Erik Vendt’s pool record in the men’s 200 IM before his race on Saturday, but with 100 meters to go, Phelps had a shot.
Allison Schmitt breaks Janet Evans’ 1988 pool record. Evans swam in the event’s “B” Final, moments before Schmitt’s swim. Evans is making hoping to make the 2012 Olympic team after coming out of retirement last year.
Former All-Met Swimmer of the Year, Amanda Kendall is having a breakout season at LSU. Get to know her as she tries to make her Olympic dream come true.
Sixteen-year-old American Missy Franklin wins bronze in 50-meter backstroke, kickstarts 800-meter relay with blazing opening leg.
Only two U.S. women competed in Friday night’s 400-meter final at the Pan Pacific swimming Championships. But a total of four Americans had a huge stake in the outcome: A spot in next year’s world championship meet in Shanghai.
Just two weeks after a convincing victory in the 400-meter freestyle at the U.S. championships, Katie Hoff failed to advance to Friday’s final in the event at the Pan Pacific Championships when she was outraced to wall in her heat by Great Fall’s Kate Ziegler.
UPDATED (8/20): Michael Phelps watched U.S. teammates Ryan Lochte and Tyler Clary put up sizzling times in a preliminary heat of the 400-meter individual medley Thursday morning at the Pan Pacific Championships. For Phelps, there was no doubt. He knew he couldn’t beat either of them in his heat minutes later. Also, Rebecca Soni nearly sets a world record and Natalie Coughlin wins twice.
Five high school girls — one just out of eighth grade — will try to help Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte and other U.S. veteran stars beat Great Britain, Italy and Germany in a made-for-television meet in Manchester, England. And Katie Hoff and Ariana Kukors will be there, too, donning short, 2010-model suits.
UPDATE: As Michael Phelps watched from the stands, Ryan Lochte got a chance to shine in an event Phelps has dominated. Lochte didn’t merely win the gold in the 200-meter individual medley at the world championships in Rome, he broke Phelps’s world record, touching the wall in 1.54.10. Phelps’s record set at last year’s Olympics was 1:54.23.
Michael Phelps surprised reporters when he said he plans to swim in some local, 25-yard meets this fall and winter, as USA Swimming official said they would consider banning long-length, non-textile suits at national competitions for all ages next year if FINA doesn’t act quickly enough. In other news, the U.S. team won four medals at the world swimming championships Wednesday night, hours after Mary DeScenza stunningly set her first world record.
Michael Phelps posted the second-best time in the heats of the 200-meter butterfly (1 minute, 54.33 seconds) Tuesday morning, and then immediately turned his attention to that evening’s 200 freestyle final — his first individual final at the swimming world championships.
Michael Phelps’s quest for six gold medals at the world championships in Rome almost ended before the U.S. men’s relay squad even got in the pool for Sunday morning’s qualifying round. As Ricky Berens, scheduled to swim third for the U.S. morning squad, bent over on the pool deck for a drink of water moments before the race, his suit — a Jaked01 — split significantly in the back. U.S. anchor leg Cullen Jones urged Berens to forget the gaping hole and swim for the team. And he did.
Towson’s Elizabeth Pelton, 15, perhaps cemented her status as the biggest young star at the U.S. swimming championships when she earned her second berth in this summer’s world championships, finishing second in the 100 back.
Reston’s Mei Christensen, 20, surprisingly posted the third-best time Wednesday morning in the 100-meter backstroke at the U.S. swimming championships in Indianapolis, followed closely by Towson’s Elizabeth Pelton, 15, who earned the fourth seed just hours after winning a spot on the world championship team in the 200 individual medley. Later, Katie Hoff made it into the 200 free final—barely. And Michael Phelps posted the fastest time in the 200 fly and 200 freestyle heats, but the top six finishers in the free were separated by a mere 0.28 seconds, suggesting a super-competitive final Wednesday night.
Just 15, Elizabeth Pelton of the North Baltimore Aquatic Club scored a world championship team spot with her surprising second-place finish in a stacked 200 individual medley field as NBAC’s Katie Hoff–who was once that 15-year-old sensation–didn’t make the team in the 400 free, an event in which she holds the American record. Now 20 and struggling, Hoff finished a dismal sixth in that event at the national championships in Indianapolis.