Encouraging performances at the Commonwealth Games and Pan Pacific Championships have continued the resurrection of Australian swimming, but head coach Jacco Verhaeren is reluctant to declare that the sleeping giant has awakened.
Australia`s Cameron McEvoy upset a star-studded field to win the 100m freestyle at the Pan Pacific Championships Friday as Michael Phelps claimed his first international gold medal since coming out of retirement.
World champion James Magnussen said it would take one of the year`s fastest times to win the Pan Pacific Championships 100m freestyle after American stars Michael Phelps and Nathan Adrian threw down the gauntlet Friday.
Michael Phelps overcame the first hurdle to a potential return to Olympic competition in 2016 when he was named along with exciting teenagers Katie Ledecky and Missy Franklin on the U.S. team for the Pan Pacific Championships on Sunday.
Michael Phelps continued his return to competition with second place in the 100 meters butterfly at the U.S. National Championships in Irvine, California on Friday after Tom Shields pipped the 18-times Olympic gold medalist by 0.01 seconds.
Multiple Olympic champion Michael Phelps finished seventh in a loaded 100 metres final at the United States National Championships in Irvine, California on Wednesday ending his hopes of swimming four individual events at this month`s Pan Pacific championships.