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Happy Phelpsday

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by , June 30th, 2011 at 10:02 AM (1014 Views)
So, according to the celebrity/ gossip pages of the local paper, Michael Phelps is 26 today.

This got me thinking, shouldn't his birthday be some kind of national holiday for swimmers?

Think of what we could do to celebrate. Swim a bunch of laps. Eat a big breakfast. Get really high. The possibilities are endless!

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  1. knelson's Avatar
    How about a "Phelps Workout?" Swim his exact Beijing competition schedule, including prelims, semis, finals and relay legs. That would make for a pretty tough workout!

    Off the top of my head, you'd need to swim:
    4x100 fly (prelims, semis, finals, medley relay finals)
    3x200 fly (prelims, semis, finals)
    1x100 free (4x100 free relay finals)
    4x200 free (prelims, semis, finals, 4x200 free relay finals)
    3x200 IM (prelims, semis, finals)
    2x400 IM (prelims, finals)

    That's 3,300 meters.

    My recollection is he didn't swim prelims in any of the relays, but I could be wrong.
    Updated June 30th, 2011 at 10:26 AM by knelson
  2. thewookiee's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by knelson
    My recollection is he didn't swim prelims in any of the relays, but I could be wrong.
    You are correct. He only swam in the finals of the relays.
  3. Nancy H.'s Avatar
    Woah... that would be a hell of a tough workout. I'd be to anyone who could manage it.