- Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps knows training in Colorado Springs is good for his swimming career. That doesn't mean he has to like it.
- Bel Air native Chase Kalisz waited two weeks for Sunday's proceedings. He saw fellow Americans earn medal after medal at the FINA World Championships, yet he didn't have the chance to do so until the last day of competition.
- Perhaps it was the fact that Bethesda swimmer Katie Ledecky thrives on pulling away early thanks to fast starts. Or maybe it was that Denmark's Lotte Friis chose to challenge her, even outpace her at times, in the women's 1,500-meter freestyle on the third night at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain.
- 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.