We guess two years was enough for Olympic Gold Medal Swimmer, Michael Phelps to stay out of the water and away from competition. Michael Phelps’s coach confirmed Monday that Phelps is coming out of retirement and is expected to compete is his first meet since the 2012 Olympic Games. Making this announcement are giving many the impression that Phelps will start practicing and competing to get ready for the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Bob Bowman, the swimmer’s longtime coach, told The Associated Press on Monday that Phelps is entered in three events — the 50- and 100-meter freestyles and the 100 butterfly at the meet in Mesa, Ariz., on April 24-26.

“I think he’s just going to test the waters a little bit and see how it goes,” Bowman said by phone from Baltimore. “I wouldn’t say it’s a full-fledged comeback. He’s gotten back into good shape since September,” the coach said. “He can give a good effort and certainly not be embarrassed. He’s in enough shape to swim competitively.”

Phelps has already entered the remaining Grand Prix meets in Charlotte, N.C., in May and Santa Clara, Calif., in June, although Bowman said no decision has been made on whether he will compete.

I guess he just needed a break to do others thing things, but we’re excited that Phelps is making his way back to the pool.

Your Jersey Girlfriend,

Marcelle English


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