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Karl_S
November 14th, 2013, 04:26 PM
I'm surprised this hasn't been posted already:
http://swimswam.com/spotted-michael-phelps-seen-deck-minneapolis-grand-prix/

In the drug testing pool.
On-deck at the Grand Prix.

ekw
November 14th, 2013, 04:35 PM
I just saw that and came here to see if it had been posted. I was of the opinion that he was truly retired, but I'm happy to be wrong if that's indeed the case.

-marina-
November 14th, 2013, 04:53 PM
Exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you for the news! My mind is wandering now.

ekw
November 14th, 2013, 05:23 PM
"Nothing is set in stone"
http://news.yahoo.com/apnewsbreak-phelps-says-hes-keeping-options-open-214250724--spt.html (http://news.yahoo.com/apnewsbreak-phelps-says-hes-keeping-options-open-214250724--spt.html)

Sounds like he re-entered the (testing) pool right around the time Agnel showed up in Baltimore.

Karl_S
November 14th, 2013, 05:46 PM
"Nothing is set in stone"
Yea, I intended the title to be a tease, but this sounds more like not burning bridges or leaving options open than any definite commitment to race.

knelson
November 15th, 2013, 10:26 AM
It's hard for me to imagine he'd enter the testing pool and then not compete. We're going to see him in the pool again.

pwb
November 15th, 2013, 10:33 AM
It's hard for me to imagine he'd enter the testing pool and then not compete. We're going to see him in the pool again.
I agree. Why go through the hassle?

ekw
November 15th, 2013, 10:41 AM
I agree. Why go through the hassle?

Agreed as well.

How much of a peer group did Phelps have to train with running up to 2012? I know he trained with Allison Schmitt (and I'm defining the twenties as a peer group because a 21 year old and a 27 year old have a lot more in common than a 16 year old and a 21 year old, in my experience) but aside from that did he have anyone? There's a pretty big bunch of post-grads at NBAC now and that might be a factor that's making swimming seem more fun to him.

I have to admit I like the idea I saw floated that he entered the testing pool so he can play golf in Rio in 2016. :D

orca1946
November 15th, 2013, 01:05 PM
He enters testing & " Is enjoying getting back in shape" are two reasons to wish him good luck going forward to RIO

KEWebb18
November 21st, 2013, 09:24 PM
http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/kidspost/michael-phelps-joins-the-comeback-club/2013/11/20/b42b7bfa-512d-11e3-9fe0-fd2ca728e67c_story.html