Michael Phelps' return to swimming will obviously help bring more attention back to the sport, but will it block the path for younger swimmers like Michael Andrew who are trying to make a name for themselves and reach the 2016 Olympics?
No matter how far Michael Phelps takes his comeback bid, there is one thing that will not happen. Whether he gets the chance to win more medals or not, his career accomplishments will never be diminished.
It has been a whirlwind ride for Missy Franklin since winning five medals at the London Olympics three months ago. Now, she is looking ahead to college and helping carry the torch in the sport of swimming.