The Australian Press is reporting about a snippet in the New York Post's gossip column, Page Six, that Michael Phelps was paid $100,000 or so to swim a couple of laps for the wife of a "TV network mogul." Even Swim News and Swimming World have commented upon it but there is absolutely no evidence or confirmation whatsoever that it occurred. This is up there with the rumor that Phelps and Stephanie Rice had a tyrst.
I am sure that if it were true TMZ.com would have been all over it since they are Los Angeles based
The, Page 6, 30-word-or-so snippet appeared here: [Link]