The Path Back
Phelps entered to swim in three events at comeback meet
Michael Phelps is entered in three events at his first swimming meet since he retired after the 2012 London Olympics. The 22-time Olympic medallist is set to swim the 50- and 100-meter freestyles and the 100 butterfly at the Arena Grand Prix in Mesa, Arizona, starting next Thursday. Entries were released Friday. Full Story.(Photo: The Canadian Press)
Making A Comeback
Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The 22-time Olympic medallist will compete for the first time since the 2012 London Olympics at a meet in Mesa, Arizona, on April 24-26. Phelps turns 29 in June and is the winningest and most decorated athlete in Olympic history. Full Story.
Brittany MacLean of Toronto smashed the second longest-standing national women's record with her victory in the 800-metre freestyle on the last night of competition at the Canadian swimming trials on Saturday. MacLean clocked 8:24.91 seconds, eclipsing the previous mark of 8:27.59 set by Brittany Reimer of Victoria at the 2005 FINA World Championships in Montreal. Full Story.