Michael Phelps returns to swim in Orlando for first time in 12 years


The last time that Michael Phelps competed in Orlando, he had yet to capture any of his record 22 Olympic medals.

He was a golden boy in waiting, so to speak.

“Two thousand and four, nationals, I just missed the 200 back world record,” Phelps said. “I think it was 1:55:12 or 15, and I was [1:]55.3. Yeah, I think I was lane three.”

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