Michael Phelps Archives

Arizona becoming training ground for Olympic hopefuls

Matti Harrison is training at the Phoenix Swim Club for the Olympic Swimming Trials in July. (Photo by Nicole Vitale/ Cronkite News)

The state of Arizona is no stranger to Olympians. A string of athletes from the state has pursued the Olympic dream and made it a reality. But they have done so outside of Arizona. Gymnast Kerri Strug left the state to train with Bela Karolyi in Texas and went on to win gold in 1996.… Read More →

Pitchfork Aquatics opening features Michael Phelps

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Gold-medalist and Olympian Michael Phelps will make an appearance at the Pitchfork Aquatics Swim School Grand Opening on Saturday, March 12. The Open House events will occur from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the ASU Polytechnic Sun Devil Fitness Complex, and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the ASU West campus Sun Devil Fitness Complex. The… Read More →

Michael Phelps Swim School coming to Arizona

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Michael Phelps Swim School, LLC announced today a strategic affiliation with Pitchfork Aquatics, Inc.  As the first licensee of Michael Phelps Swimming methodology in Arizona, Pitchfork Aquatics brings the industry leading swim instruction methodology to Arizona State University.  “Pitchfork Aquatics is a non-profit entity that will provide the opportunity for anyone in the Phoenix community… Read More →

Phelps will start comeback in Mesa

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Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The 22-time Olympic medalist will compete for the first time since the 2012 London Games at a meet in Mesa on April 24-26. Bob Bowman, the swimmer’s longtime coach, told The Associated Press on Monday that Phelps… Read More →