The most medaled human being in existence is going to make some more Olympic history. By winning the 200-meter butterfly at the Olympic trials in Omaha yesterday, Michael Phelps has qualified for his fifth summer games, a first for an American male swimmer.
A swim meet in St. Petersburg, Fla., was briefly interrupted by a pelican that understandably thought a big pool of water was a good place for it to hang out.
Duke Kahanamoku is perhaps best known as the father of surfing, but he’s also one of the best swimmers of all time. He participated in three Olympics (it would’ve been four, if not for the wartime cancellation of the 1916 Berlin games), and served as an alternate for the 1932 U.S. water polo team. He won five medals,…
Forty days after members of the Towson University women’s swimming and diving team discovered a phone recording them in their locker room, most details about the incident remain unknown to the public. But behind the scenes, the school was working feverishly—and not always entirely effectively—to discover the facts,…
I truly believe swimmers are not born, but are made (excluding Michael Phelps and his insane body, of course). If you got past childhood without learning how to swim, it’s very possible that you’re now stricken with fear/embarrassment at the prospect. That makes perfect sense; it’s really hard to learn things as…
Earlier this week, Western Kentucky University suspended its swimming and diving program for five years after conducting a Title IX investigation into hazing allegations. A copy of the criminal complaint filed by former swimmer Collin Craig has been made public, and we now know exactly what got the program in so much…
Andy Slater of 940 WINZ radio in South Florida published a copy of the police video from shortly after former NFLer Rob Konrad was found by Palm Beach police, claiming to have swum to shore after falling off his boat. The video doesn't show much; by the time the police cruiser pulls up, Konrad already is with an…
Alone under the sky, impossibly far from anyone who could help him and miles from shore, the former football player swam nine—or was it 27?—miles to save his life. He pictured his two daughters waiting for him back home, and used the sun and stars to guide himself through shark-infested waters to make it back to…
Michael Phelps's comeback, with an eye on the 2016 Olympics, will be a little more difficult. After his DUI arrest last week, Phelps is now suspended from competition for six months.
Michael Phelps was sort of a mess when he was booked on DUI charges yesterday, according to court documents, which you can read below. According to police, Phelps's eyes were red and bloodshot, "his speech was mush mouth," and he blew a BAC nearly double the legal limit.
Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps was arrested on suspicion of DUI early this morning in Baltimore, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority.
Six-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen severed her spinal cord in a freak ATV crash back in June, and was paralyzed from the waist down. Her future prognosis isn't yet clear, but this is a huge, huge victory:
How do you celebrate two more national championships at the peak of your swimming prowess? Tyler Clary decided to do an award-winning belly flop fit for any neighborhood pool.
While the Olympics aren't fresh on the mind for some (not me; I actually never stop thinking about them), some recent particularly impressive distance swimming has prompted the question of why female swimmers competing in the Olympics swim 800 meters of freestyle instead of 1,500 meters, the way the men do.
When you find yourself atop a high dive this summer, racing toward the edge and staring into the lukewarm, chlorinated water below, remember: now is not the time for second-guessing.
Before Michael Phelps was the most decorated Olympian ever, he was a 15-year-old kid who had attended the 2000 Summer Olympics, talking to local news about the experience. Like most teenagers, he was endearingly goofy. (He still is endearingly goofy.)
Ryan Lochte messed up his knee due to one fan's excessive adoration. This is the opposite of "Jeah!"
Proving once again that no significant achievement becomes official until it's picked apart by people on the internet, Diana Nyad's historic swim from Havana to Key West is now coming under fire.
Diana Nyad became the first person ever to complete the swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage on Monday, because she is not human.