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DanSad
June 21st, 2006, 04:29 PM
Has anyone heard anything regarding Anthony Ervin swimming in the 2008 Olymics? I thought he retired but I saw on wikipedia.org that he's training for the next Olympics.

thewookiee
June 21st, 2006, 04:40 PM
There was a report that he was training again at Cal with Mike Bottom. This came about a year ago.

Would love to see him race again. I hope he does make a comeback.

Frank Thompson
June 21st, 2006, 05:27 PM
There were some rumors that he was going to get back into training and do some meets but that has not happened. I know this year he did a swimming clinic at the Men's NCAA Swimming Championships with Sabir Muhammad for allumni swimmers and master swimmers. That is about all I heard regarding swimming. He may be at Cal with Mike Bottom but I have not read or seen anything in the swimming news about that.

Last year he did a very generous thing in auctioning off his Olympic Gold Medal on e-bay and donating the funds from the winning bid to help Asian tsunami victims. He is also in a rock band called Weapons of Mass Destruction and plays guitar. I don't wear I read that or maybe I saw it on one of those shows on VH1 like "Behind the Music". I know he is trained in classical music and he wanted to spend more time jamming then swimming.

Some thought he left the sport early but I remember him saying he fulfilled his goals in both the 2000 Olympics and 2001 World Championships and there was nothing left for him to prove. He liked swimming for Cal and finished his college eligibility in 2003 and shortly retired after. Its been so long now and swimming has changed so much I don't know what his chances would be to make the team. Perhaps the 50 Free might be his best bet. I think everyone wishes him luck on his comeback.

http://www.clubswim.com/news-detail.asp?NewsID=2502

http://www.the-signal.com/News/ViewStory.asp?storyID=7626

Darth Vader
June 21st, 2006, 05:48 PM
Heres is some info on Anthony Erivn

http://www.theraceclub.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=260

there are also some other posts about AE but you have to search around a bit

I believe some guy named Gary Hall said "Only Anthony Knows what Anthony is doing"

or something

Frank Thompson
October 25th, 2006, 02:31 PM
Anthony Erving is thinking about a comeback again. He is going to try to train for the 2008 Olympics while touring and jamming in a rock band. Here is an interesting link to his story and what he wants to do in the future.

http://dailynews.com/sports/ci_4531474

swimr4life
October 25th, 2006, 11:40 PM
He sounds pretty "deep". :rolleyes:

Tree
October 26th, 2006, 04:07 AM
Weapons of Mass Destruction and plays guitar.

Very funny name.

Frank, I have read severl your posts. I think you are just like a professor who knows everything,not just swimming. ;)