He’s sworn off swimming competitively (for now). But that doesn’t mean he won’t be the world’s best ambassador for the sport
Not every athlete spends four years solidly training for the Olympics. Here’s our pick of the competitors who are keeping the amateur spirit alive in sport by going back to their day jobs.
From eerie fairytale inspired routines to over the top outfits and makeup, TIME presents the best pictures of the glamorous yet misunderstood sport of synchronized swimming at the 2012 London Olympics.
U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps closed out his career with an unprecedented 18th gold medal
The U.S. swimmer wins two medals — gold and silver — on Tuesday night, giving him 19 Olympic medals, the most in history
Led by freestylers Camille Muffat and Yannick Agnel, French swimmers turn the (notorious) national character trait for individualism into a recipe for victory making all of France proud.
China rallies to support 16-year-old swimmer Ye Shiwen, whose world-record-breaking swim in the 400-m individual medley has raised questions about doping
The first swimming race of the Olympics is history, and it’s a doozy