Stroke by stroke, they were coming after her. Britta Steffen of Germany had the lead, but it was quickly shrinking, with two elite male swimmers in pursuit.
Camille Muffat of France edged Allison Schmitt of the United States by less than half a stroke to win the Olympic 400-meter freestyle Sunday.
This is the fifth straight time the Crippen family has made their way to the swimming trials. It may almost certainly be the last. But that doesn't mean their ties to the sport will go away -- they have a few powerful reasons to stay involved.
Some may think it is implausible for Janet Evans to earn a spot in the 2012 Olympics. But considering her drive and the United States' history in long-distance events, the idea may not be so crazy.
Cut down your lap times by taking lessons from the women who rocked the national championships.
Michael Phelps and the Americans won the 400-meter freestyle relay at the world swimming championships.
Using his new windmill stroke for an entire lap, Michael Phelps has tied for the fastest time in the preliminaries of the 100-meter freestyle at the Charlotte UltraSwim.
Michael Phelps got a dose of reality Saturday morning in the 50-meter freestyle, an event he entered mainly to work on a new straight-arm stroke he'll use in the 100 free.
Who is the mastermind behind this insane plan to have Michael Phelps compete in 17 swims in nine days? The man responsible for every arm stroke and dolphin kick? Meet Bob Bowman.
Michael Phelps was a double winner in the U.S. Summer National swimming championships Wednesday night, and threatened his world record in the 200-meter butterfly before falling off the pace.
Defending Olympic 200-meter butterfly champion Tom Malchow has been hampered by a right shoulder injury that was diagnosed after last month's U.S. trials.
Michael Phelps' endurance and superiority is unmatched in swimming history. Why is Phelps appreciated, but not adored?