Johannesburg: American swimming great Michael Phelps will reportedly swim with sharks along with South African swimmer Chad le Clos.
According to Sport24, Phelps will be in Barcelona to represent his sponsors and be honoured by swimming governing body FINA and will go shark-cage diving with Le Clos in South Africa when the world championships ends.
Stating that he is very scared of sharks, Le Clos said that the retired American swimmer had convinced him to swim alongside him with the sharks after the South African beat his idol Phelps in the 200-metre butterfly at the London Olympics a year ago.
Ahead of the traditional pool events on Sunday before the actual world championships, the South African is looking for new inspiration in the championships, saying that he will be missing Phelps as his whole career was about training to his idol in any race.
Although the report said that Le Clos could have a different reunion with Phelps at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics , if the speculation about the American`s return turns out to be true, Le Clos said that his preparations will not be changed much even if Phelps made a comeback.