SWIMMING RUMORS & GOSSIP

Michael Phelps gets great name on Starbucks cup

Michael Phelps was in for a bit of a surprise when he ordered Starbucks on Monday.Phelps shared an image on Instagram of three Starbucks cups, all of which had rather unique names written on them in deference to the 28-time Olympic medalist. The “GOAT” -- which is an acronym for "Greatest of All Time" -- one is good. The “wife of GOAT” and “friend of GOAT” ones are just...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

LOOK: Missy Franklin posts emotional photo for International Women’s Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day, two-time Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin posted a heartfelt message. On Wednesday, Franklin posted a picture on Instagram of her crying, and said, “For #internationalwomensday I am going to show strength by showing you one of my weakest and proudest moments. I took this picture as I was sitting alone in the Olympic Village in Rio, watching...
Via Excelle Sports
13 days ago

Michael Phelps’ testimony to Congress: doping in swimming has frustrated me for years

Michael Phelps finally has said what he always wanted to say about swimming cheats.The Olympic swimming legend revealed his long-standing frustration over doping in swimming Tuesday during his testimony to the U.S. Congress. Phelps told the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation, which is investigating the international anti-doping system, he has suspected...
Via NESN.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: My Stanford Story: Lia Neal

Via Stanford Cardinal Athletics
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Stanford’s Ally Howe breaks Natalie Coughlin’s 15-year-old American, NCAA record in 100 Back

Stanford’s Ally Howe broke a 15-year-old American and NCAA record, previously held by Natalie Coughlin, in the women’s 100 back at the PAC-12 swimming championships Friday night. Howe finished with a time of 49.69 in the women’s 100 back to break Coughlin’s time of 49.97. Coughlin set that record in 2002 while winning her second of four straight NCAA championships in the...
Via Excelle Sports
25 days ago

Princeton becomes third Ivy League school to suspend a sports team's season

To complete the Ivy League hat trick of suspended athletic teams, Princeton has suspended its men’s swimming and diving team because of material found that “was vulgar and offensive, as well as misogynistic and racist in nature.” In November, Harvard cancelled the end of their men’s soccer season after school officials found sexually explicit “scouting reports” on...
Via The Comeback
December 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Lochte, girlfriend announce they are expecting a baby

Ryan Lochte is going to be a father. In an Instagram post on Wednesday, Lochte revealed that he and his girlfriend Kayla Rae Reid are expecting a baby. My Christmas gift came early this year, can't wait for next year! Best news I've ever received #CLOUD9 #excited #family #love #2017 A photo posted by Ryanlochte (@ryanlochte) on Dec 14, 2016 at 12:17pm PST “My...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 14, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: 2016 Texas A&M Lettermen's Association Hall of Fame | Julia Wilkinson '10

Via Texas A&M Aggies Athletics
November 18, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Men's Hall of Honor: Aaron Peirsol

Via Texas Longhorns Athletics
November 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Olympian Aaron Peirsol will be inducted into swimming hall of fame

The most prestigious hall of fame in aquatic sports will officially welcome Aaron Peirsol this weekend. Peirsol, who rose from a 14-year-old phenom with the Irvine Novaquatics to become arguably the greatest backstroker in history, will be enshrined...
Via The OC Register
October 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Protesters storm stage after Ryan Lochte's Dancing with the Stars debut

Disgraced US Olympian Ryan Lochte’s first stop on his image rehabilitation tour is the place where all C-level celebrities go for a jumpstart to their careers – Dancing with the Stars. It didn’t get off to a great start. Lochte’s debut DWTS appearance was marred on Monday night when an apparent protester came on to the dance floor. Lochte had just finished his first dance...
Via The Comeback
September 12, 2016  |  Discuss
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