Michael Phelps is still the best swimmer of his generation but he'll need to be better in Rio.
To a casual observer, Phelps accomplished exactly what he needed to in Omaha, Neb., qualifying for a fifth Olympics in his three individual events. Where several of his contemporaries failed to make the U.S. team at all, Phelps handled his business.
He also enjoyed an emotionally gratifying week, celebrating his climb back from severe personal struggles with support from his fiancee, Nicole Johnson, and their 8-week-old son, Boomer.
But Phelps did not swim particularly fast by his standards or the...