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Topic - Aquatic Locomotion
To many people, the best part of summer is diving into a swimming hole on a hot, sunny day.
Tyler Clary loves to race, whether he's in the water or behind the wheel.
As we hiked down the Illinois River Trail, tight-roping the edge of a burnt-orange canyon carved by the river 2,000 feet below, it felt as though we were searching for a needle in a haystack.
Michael Phelps is trying some new things: A more relaxed approach. A lighter workload. A willingness to accept that things aren't going to be perfect every day.
It's an unseasonably warm spring day, and visitors to Jacob's Well are splashing in the park's swimming hole and seeing how far they can dive into an underwater cave. The crystal clear waters of the popular springhead draw hundreds of visitors a day during the summer, but there are more than 81 acres in the park that are rarely explored.
Comebacks can be a tricky thing. Sometimes, the mind is willing, but the body just can't perform at the level it once did. Or, the body is again honed to peak condition, only to discover something else has gone missing - the ruthless desire to win that separates the greats from everyone else.
Michael Phelps is 0 for 1 in his comeback to the pool.
Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
The Georgia Bulldogs didn't flinch after losing top performers from last year's NCAA women's swimming and diving championship team.
Every time an Ohio State individual athlete or team wins a national title - in track, swimming, fencing, rifle, pistol or any of 24 other non-revenue sports - athletic director Gene Smith will receive a bonus of $18,000 to $36,000 under terms of the new contract extension announced earlier this week.
Phelps has rejoined the U.S. drug-testing program, the strongest sign yet that he's returning for the 2016 Rio Olympics. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said Phelps was among the athletes who underwent doping tests in the third quarter, the period ending Sept. 30. He was tested twice.
"She's not normal," said U.S. coach Dave Salo, marveling at another world-record performance by the 16-year-old from Bethesda, Md., who doesn't even have her driver's license yet.
While saying he's never been happier with his life — and certainly doesn't miss the grind of what it took to become the most decorated Olympic athlete — Phelps left the door open to change his mind before the 2016 Rio Games.
When Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss died last week, it didn't take long for the conversation to turn to his place among the best owners in the history of sports.
Michael Phelps has added another triumph to his list of accomplishments: The Associated Press male athlete of the year.