Monthly Archives: November 2013

Phelps re-enters drug testing program

Michael Phelps may not have said the exact words, “I’m coming back,” but the most decorated Olympian ever has made the strongest move to date that shows what his intentions are.

Phelps re-entered the drug testing program earlier this year and by all accounts that’s the first step to un-retirement.

Here’s the story from the Associated Press.


Nathan Adrian proves to be fastest man in Texas

A Washington native proved to be the fastest man in Texas on Saturday.

Bremerton’s Nathan Adrian won the sprint freestyle shootout event in San Antonio, putting up a time of 18.79 seconds in the 100 freestyle to win the Josh Davis-inspired event in San Antonio.

Adrian earned $10,001 as well as a belt buckle, boots and a cowboy hat as well.

He held off Josh Schneider in 19.12 and Jimmy Feigen in 19.53.

You can watch the race on YouTube by clicking here.

Check him out in full Western regalia here as well as posing with friends for an old-time photo.



Adrian back in the water, this time in Texas

I  posted this back in September when it was announced, but a quick reminder that Bremerton’s Nathan Adrian will swim Saturday in the Fastest Man in Texas event in San Antonio, Texas.

Adrian took to Twitter Wednesday, saying he’s eyeing the belt buckle the winner gets. Of course, the winner also gets $10,001. Not a bad paycheck for less than a minute.

Here’s the original post:

On Wednesday, Olympic champion Nathan Adrian joined an already strong field of sprint swimmers for the Fastest Man in Texas event, Nov. 9 in San Antonio, Texas. The winner of the event will earn $10,001, the largest prize for a swim race in the United States.

Adrian, the 2012 Olympic champion in the 100 freestyle and a five-time individual NCAA champion, said in a story via that he’s excited to compete in the Josh Davis-founded competition.

“What Josh has done to honor his mom serves as a beautiful reminder to everyone in the sport to appreciate what their parents have done for them,” he said.

Davis, a 1996 & 2000 Olympian and Masters champion, held the first event two years ago not long after his mom, Joan Davis, was diagnosed with cancer. She died July 2012.

Also swimming will be Davis, world silver medalist Jimmy Feigen and two-time defending Shootout champion, Olympic butterfly champion Ian Crocker, Southern Methodist sprinter Ryan Koops, Josh Schneider of Ohio and 14-year-old phenom Michael Andrew. Adrian, Feigen and Schneider combined to win every 50 free NCAA title from 2009-2012, according to