The news that Michael Phelps was returning to the pool with an eye toward possibly participating at the 2016 Summer Olympics was greeted with a big yawn by fellow swimmers.
While Phelps’s un-retirement did indeed create a flurry of excitement in social media, those who know him best were not shocked by Monday’s announcement.
“I wasn’t surprised,” 17-year-old Olympic champion Katie Ledecky told Reuters in a telephone call after a workout at her swim club in Bethesda, Maryland.
“The swimming world has known for a while that he’s been training the past year so it wasn’t too big of a surprise. I’m definitely excited that he’s going to swimming in Mesa.”
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