Katie Ledecky cruised to a nearly 11-second victory in the 800-meter freestyle Wednesday on the opening night of the United States national swimming championships. Bel Air’s Chase Kalisz finished sixth in the 200 butterfly.
Michael Phelps was in Edgewood on Friday for a visit to that branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County, where he paired with one of his sponsors, KRAVE Jerky, to donate $20,000 to help expand the Michael Phelps Foundation's "im" water safety and recreation program.
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 documented. But Schmitt's was just as painful. The five-time Olympic medalist fell into a depression so deep that she sometimes slept away her days rather than face a world that expected the old bubbly Schmitty.
Michael Phelps is set to return to competitive swimming later this month. The 22-time Olympic medalist, is expected to swim in the Arena Grand Prix in Mesa, Ariz., from April 24-26, according to a news release from USA Swimming.
Michael Phelps may have retired from competitive swimming after the London Games, but his coach is adding on work: He has signed with TSE Consulting, a global firm that specializes in working with sports federations.
Michael Phelps and other Olympic athletes from Maryland will be honored at a celebration at the Inner Harbor Monday afternoon, after which the swimmer will be named an honorary captain of the Ravens at the team's season opener.
Allison Schmitt, who already has won medals in each of the three colors at the Summer Games, caught Australian Alicia Coutts in the final leg to lead the U.S. to victory in the 4x200 freestyle relay with a new Olympic record.
Allison Schmitt, who already has won medals in each of the three colors at the Summer Games, has a chance for another one tonight: The training pal of Michael Phelps at North Baltimore Aquatic Club has been named anchor of the 800-meter freestyle relay.
Another day, another shot at a bit of redemption. But this time it may be for Tyler Clary, the swimmer whose public dissing of teammate Michael Phelps caused a verbal firestorm as the two headed to the Games.