OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Michael Phelps is back at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials just to watch for the first time since 1996.
The 23-time gold medalist says seeing the athletes post fast times stirs something in him. Phelps says that body-wise, he’s ready to get in the pool and do a time trial.
No, he’s not planning on a comeback.
He’s in Omaha watching with his wife and 5-year-old son.
Phelps says he’s doesn’t miss dealing with nerves and the pressure to perform, as well as going through warmups and warm downs, getting tested and massaged.