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Olympics Swimming

6-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Severs Spine in Accident

AP | JOHN MARSHALL | Posted 08.09.2014 | Sports

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Six-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Amy Van Dyken severed her spinal cord in an all-terrain vehicle accident over the we...

Michael Phelps Is Coming To 'Suits'

The Huffington Post | Laura Prudom | Posted 08.28.2013 | TV

USA is going for gold! Michael Phelps is set to guest star in the midseason premiere of "Suits," HuffPost TV has learned. When "Suits" returns for...

U.S Women Break World Record In Final Relay

AP | Posted 08.04.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- The United States set a world record to win the women's medley relay at the London Olympics on Saturday. The Americans clocked 3 minutes, 5...

Michael Phelps To Swim Last Individual Race Of His Career

AP | BETH HARRIS | Posted 10.03.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Michael Phelps got off to a slow start in the London Games. Now the most decorated Olympian in history is set to sprint to the finish in the...

Phelps Back On Top

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 10.02.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Michael Phelps spent the day thinking about all the things he's doing for the final time at the pool. It turns out that included one last wi...

U.S. Men's Swimming Wins Gold

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 09.30.2012 | Sports

LONDON — Michael Phelps lingered on the blocks, not wanting to make another shocking blunder. The 19th medal was his. All he had to do was avoid...

U.S. Swimmer Wins Gold In Olympic Record Fashion

AP | Posted 07.30.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Matt Grevers of the United States set an Olympic record to win the men's 100-meter backstroke at the London Olympics on Monday. Grevers fin...

Lochte Comes Up Empty

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.30.2012 | Sports

Apparently, it's Yannick Agnel's time. One night after swimming the anchor leg as France won the men's 4x100 relay, Agnel overpowered Ryan Lochte and ...

U.S. Swimmer Earns 12th Career Olympic Medal.. Without Swimming In Final

AP | BETH HARRIS | Posted 07.28.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Natalie Coughlin is a perfect 12 for 12 in Olympic races. Only this time, she earned a medal without swimming in the final. Coughlin tied J...

Australia Wins Gold In 400m Freestyle Relay

AP | Posted 07.28.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Australia has won gold in the women's 400-meter freestyle relay, setting an Olympic record of 3 minutes, 33.15 seconds Saturday night. The ...

Lochte Takes Gold

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 08.02.2012 | Sports

Ryan Lochte has won gold in the 400-meter individual medley while Michael Phelps goes away from the event empty handed, having finished fourth. Lochte...

U.S. Swimmer Breaks Olympic Record In Prelims

Posted 07.28.2012 | Sports

By Swimming World LONDON, England, July 28. DANA Vollmer decided to kick it up a notch in prelims of the women's 100-meter butterfly at the 2012 Lo...

An Olympian in Our Midst

Elizabeth MacNairn | Posted 09.26.2012 | Impact
Elizabeth MacNairn

Wrapped tight in a specially made wetsuit, tested to endure the 30 F waters of the Bering Strait, Philippe will attempt the final leg of an international tour that most Olympic Swimmers wouldn't dare: crossing the four major straits of water connecting the world's continents.

Hansen Heading Back To Olympics After Heartache

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 08.26.2012 | Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- Brendan Hansen was done with swimming after two doses of Olympic heartache. He's feeling a lot better now....

Live From the Water Cube: 8 Golds!!! Phelps and USA Team Make History Here in Beijing; Torres Wins Silver - Missed Gold by One-hundredth of a Second!

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jack Hidary

Prospects did not look good for a gold two laps into the medley. Backstroke was first -- the US was in the top three but no decisive lead here.

Greatest Olympian Of All Time

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

BEIJING -- Michael Phelps has become the winningest Olympic athlete ever, earning his fourth gold medal of the Beijing Games with a world record in th...

Greatest Olympian of All Time: Phelps Wins 10th Career Gold

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BEIJING — Michael Phelps has become the winningest Olympic athlete ever, earning his fourth gold medal of the Beijing Games with a world record ...

Phelps Opens Olympic Swimming In 400 IM Prelims

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BEIJING — Michael Phelps got one of his toughest races out of the way, and it couldn't have been any easier. With President Bush cheering him o...