Swimmer Connor Gioffreda, 16, who will be a junior at Dulaney High School this year, is leaving American Paralympic records ¿ and one world mark ¿ in his wake while training under the experienced eyes of coach Andrew Barranco for the Towson Merritt Athletic Swim team.
Michael Phelps will take another small step in his comeback to competitive swimming when he competes in two races on Friday but this time he will do it without the presence of his friend and greatest rival.
In a quest to create the world's fastest suit for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, two iconic Maryland companies, Under Armour and Lockheed Martin, created a unique collaboration to fashion the most aerodynamic suit possible, using computer modeling based on filming the athletes and hundreds of hours of wind tunnel testing.
Michael Phelps has earned the right to never dip his toe into chlorinated water again if that's what he wants, but there is no reason for a 28-year-old guy to stop doing what he has done better than anyone as long as he still enjoys training and competing.
A longtime coach at the Baltimore County swim club where famed Olympian Michael Phelps trained resigned his position after an allegation of the sexual abuse of a 14-year-old athlete was recently revealed, officials said Friday.
Juggling congratulatory phone calls from President Obama and tweets from supermodel Bar Refaeli, the most decorated Olympian ever still got the job done in the pool: Michael Phelps swam to a second-seed finish in the 100-meter butterfly preliminaries Thursday morning.
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.
Less than an hour after tying the record for most career medals, Michael Phelps became the most-decorated Olympian of all-time by anchoring the U.S. 4x200-meter freestyle relay to a resounding victory today and winning his first gold medal of the London Olympics.
There has been no shortage of complaints about NBC tape delaying big events until prime time Nevertheless, the network rolled to a second straight night of record ratings Saturday wiith 28.7 million viewers
Michael Phelps, the Baltimore swimmer who has won more gold medals than any other Olympian, failed to medal today in the 400-meter individual medley as U.S. rival Ryan Lochte (4:05.18) captured his first gold of the 2012 London Olympics.
Michael Phelps barely slipped into Saturday night's final for the 400-meter individual medley, coming in eighth in the morning preliminary heats that launched the first full day of Olympic competition -- and his own fourth and final Games.
Michael Phelps' eight gold medals in eight tries in the 2008 Beijing Olympics might never be duplicated. On Monday, someone who could have been able to do it — Phelps himself — announced that he wouldn't even try.
Missy Franklin and Elizabeth Beisel were the top two finishers in the 200-meter backstroke Sunday, earning spots on the Olympic team. Former North Baltimore Aquatic Club swimmer Elizabeth Pelton came in third.
Katie Hoff, who trained at North Baltimore Aquatic Club in the years leading to the 2004 and 2008 Olympics, let drop Saturday that she's not swimming the notoriously taxing 400-meter individual medley.
Less than a year removed from the birth of her second son, Keli Smith Puzo is ready to prove that motherhood doesn't necessarily need to end a world-class athletic career. This August in London, she is determined to help U.S. women's field hockey capture its first Olympic medal since 1984.