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Allison Schmitt

Like her good friend Michael Phelps, Allison Schmitt has overcome much since 2012 Olympics

Like her good friend Michael Phelps, Allison Schmitt has overcome much since 2012 Olympics

Michael Phelps frequently refers to Allison Schmitt as his sister from another mother.

The Olympic gold medalists have trained together for almost a decade. For the last year, they've shared a roof in Arizona, and Schmitt has become "Aunt Schmitty" to her friend's firstborn. This week at Olympic Trials, they're both trying to regain their places atop the sport after an emotionally harrowing four years.

Phelps' journey from the last Olympics — falling out of love with the sport, hitting an emotional bottom, rebounding to enjoy fatherhood and a reinvigorated training schedule — has been well...

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