Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Phelps to swim five events in Indy: Will this be his program at both FINA World Championships and the London 2012 Games?

His mom said it best, this is most likely his farewell tour. This could be the last time Indiana ever sees Michael Phelps again. Get tickets!

From USA Today:
"I have some times that I want to hit in mind," he said. "This is a chance to see where I stand for worlds. That's the biggest thing, is trying to get as prepared as I can and hit all my marks before world championships. If I do that, then I can set up my Olympic trials."

"...My mom brought up the point that this could be the last time I swim in these pools, and the last time that she travels to these cities," he said. "It's hard to think about, but we've been able to have a great career in every pool."

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Photography by Mark Savage at Pan Pacific championships - All rights reserved

5 comments:

Likac said...

Including 100 free? That would be interesting.

Tony Austin said...

I think he wants a relay spot in London for the potential of a seven medal haul.

If he can take 7-golds; (I do not think so), he will be the hands down greatest Olympian ever was or will ever be.

Anonymous said...

200 fr
100/200 fly
200 im
all 3 relays

For what it's worth, I think this is a pretty good guess for his program.

Sort of off topic- The U.S. needs 2 other men in the sprint free that can holder up against the rest of the world. Adrian, Lezak, Jones? Lochte?

I'd like to see Lochte take on the 200 fly. I actually think he could rattle Phelps in this god-awful event. Good thing I don't have to swim it :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, you did not criticize Phelps once during Indy GP. Are you getting softer or what?

Tony Austin said...

My criticism regarding Phelps went along these line: Fish or cut bait! No more excuses please.

Obviously you did see that.