Michael Phelps sends message for Rio with epic effort at US meet
Michael Phelps sends message for Rio with epic effort at US meet

Olympic swim legend Michael Phelps completed an epic effort at the US national championships Monday, having served notice he has the speed and skill to star at the 2016 Olympics.

Late nights in Rio now focus for world`s swimming elite
Late nights in Rio now focus for world`s swimming elite

The 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games will force swimming`s elite to adopt some nocturnal habits as preparations are stepped up in the coming months in the race for golds.

Michael Phelps nabs another world leading time in 200m medley
Michael Phelps nabs another world leading time in 200m medley

Michael Phelps made it three national titles in three world leading times in three days on Sunday with a sizzling 200m individual medley triumph at the US swimming championships.

Michael Phelps answers Chad Le Clos with 100m butterfly victory
Michael Phelps answers Chad Le Clos with 100m butterfly victory

Michael Phelps sent a clear message to his 2016 Rio Olympic rivals after taking gold with another stunning world best time in the 100 meter butterfly at the US championships on Saturday.

Michael Phelps sets tone for Rio race with blistering 200m fly win
Michael Phelps sets tone for Rio race with blistering 200m fly win

Michael Phelps showed Friday he`s still a formidable force as the Rio Olympics approach, clocking a stunning 1min 52.94sec to win the 200m butterfly at the US swimming championships.

Kelsi Worrell flies to victory as Michael Phelps waits in wings
Kelsi Worrell flies to victory as Michael Phelps waits in wings

Pan American Games gold medallist Kelsi Worrell continued a breakout season Thursday with a 100m butterfly victory at the US swimming championships, where former world record-holder Dana Vollmer finished fourth.

`Otherworldly` Katie Ledecky impresses Michael Phelps, Bob Bowman

There aren`t enough superlatives to describe Katie Ledecky`s freestyle dominance at the world swimming championships, and for superstar Michael Phelps no words at all to describe the struggles of the rest of the US team.

Five potentially mouthwatering races at World Swimming Championships
Five potentially mouthwatering races at World Swimming Championships

Ahead of the world swimming championships in Kazan, Russia, from August 2-9, here are five races to look out for in the pool at the Kazan Arena Stadium:

Michelle Obama to declare Special Olympics open
Michelle Obama to declare Special Olympics open

Honorary co-chair of Special Olympics World Games (SOWG) and US First Lady Michelle Obama has confirmed her attendance at Saturday's opening ceremony.

Chad Le Clos begins Olympic gold bid in Kazan
Chad Le Clos begins Olympic gold bid in Kazan

Chad Le Clos knows he is under the pressure of expectation.

It happens every time he hits the pool deck. 

Maana Patel, 15-year-old national swimming champion targets 2016 Rio Olympics
Maana Patel, 15-year-old national swimming champion targets 2016 Rio Olympics

Swimming is still in a nascent stage in India. But this aquatic sports is likely to make big splash in India, if a certain Maana Patel sees her dream translate into reality. The young swimmer is targeting a place in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Star swimmer Sun Yang almost back to peak, says coach

 Chinese Olympic and world swimming champion Sun Yang is back in shape as he gears up for the World Championships to be held between July 24 and August 9 in Kazan, Russia.

China`s Sun Yang set for four events in Kazan
China`s Sun Yang set for four events in Kazan

China`s controversial Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang will probably compete in four events at the world championships starting in Russia this week, a report said Monday, a year after a secret three-month doping ban.

Costly slip rules Kosuke Hagino out of world championships
Costly slip rules Kosuke Hagino out of world championships

Japan`s Olympic bronze medallist Kosuke Hagino has been ruled out of the world swimming championships in Russia after slipping on his way to training and fracturing his elbow, Kyodo News reported on Friday.

Michael Phelps wins again at Santa Clara Pro Swim
Michael Phelps wins again at Santa Clara Pro Swim

Olympic great Michael Phelps won the 200m individual medley at the Santa Clara Pro Swim on Sunday for his second victory in as many nights.

Michael Phelps wins 200m fly at Santa Clara
Michael Phelps wins 200m fly at Santa Clara

Olympic superstar Michael Phelps, who admitted this week he`s fed up with losing in a comeback aimed at the 2016 Olympics, won the 200m butterfly on Saturday at the Santa Clara Pro Swim.

Michael Phelps, Missy Franklin finish third at Santa Clara
Michael Phelps, Missy Franklin finish third at Santa Clara

Olympic legend Michael Phelps and 2012 London Olympic star Missy Franklin each finished third Friday in the 200-meter freestyle in their opening events at a US Pro Swim Series meet.

More frustration for Michael Phelps in Charlotte
More frustration for Michael Phelps in Charlotte

Michael Phelps had set his sights on testing himself against Ryan Lochte on the final day of competition at the Arena Pro Swim Series in Charlotte, North Carolina on Sunday.

In the end he was not even fast enough to make the same finals as his rival.

Michael Phelps relegated to seventh in 200m fly return
Michael Phelps relegated to seventh in 200m fly return

Michael Phelps made a less than impressive return to the 200m butterfly on Saturday, finishing seventh at the Charlotte Pro Swim more than three seconds behind winner Chase Kalisz.

Double disappointment for sluggish Michael Phelps
Double disappointment for sluggish Michael Phelps

Olympic legend Michael Phelps failed to make the 200-meter freestyle final and had to settle for third in the 100m butterfly at a Pro Swim Series meet on Friday.