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 Phelpsâ€™s un-retirement did indeed create a flurry of excitement in social media, those who know him best were not shocked by Mondayâ€™s announcement.
â€œI wasnâ€™t surprised,â€ 17-year-old Olympic champion Katie Ledecky told Reuters in a telephone call after a workout at her swim club in Bethesda, Maryland.
â€œThe swimming world has known for a while that heâ€™s been training the past year so it wasnâ€™t too big of a surprise. Iâ€™m definitely excited that heâ€™s going to swimming in Mesa.â€
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