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Beijing Olympic Swimmers

Usain Bolt may have been the only athlete who upstaged swimmer Michael Phelps in the recent Beijing Olympics. The Jamaican sprinter surprisingly set two individual world records in the 100 and 200 meters and was part of a 4×100 relay world record Jamaican team.

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When USA Olympic swimmer Cullen Jones isn’t competing or training, he’s advocating for water safety. After nearly drowning at the age of five, Cullen overcame his fear of water to win a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In 2009, Cullen and the USA Swimming Foundation launched its Make a Splash Tour, presented by Phillips 66. The Make a Splash Initiative is targeted towards children and aims to provide the lifesaving tools and training for every child in America to learn to swim.

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from PEOPLE.com

Michael Phelps Is Letting Himself Go

Michael Phelps...he was cute at the Beijing Olympics, and four years later, he's still cute. :P

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from Us Weekly

Olympic Swimmer Eric Shanteau: "I Love the Person I Am After Cancer"

After being diagnosed with testicular cancer weeks before the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the athlete opens up to Us on how it feels to be able to compete cancer-free

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The Total Tutor Neil Haley will interview Twelve-time Olympic Medalist and Author Dara Torres on The Just 2 Choices Show. Dara Torres is arguably the fastest female swimmer in America. She entered her first international swimming competition at age 14 and competed in her first Olympic Games a few years later in 1984. At the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008, Dara became the oldest swimmer to compete in the Olympic Games. When she took three silver medals home – including the infamous heartb...

from baltimoresun.com

Pictures: 25 most memorable moments in Baltimore sports history

Michael Phelps wins eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympics (2008) -- Not only can Baltimore claim the greatest baseball player of all time and the greatest quarterback, but Phelps is already the most prolific Olympic swimmer, and he's headed for the London Olympics this summer.

Beijing Olympics, Aug. 16, 2008 | American swimmer Michael Phelps out-touches Serbian swimmer Milorad Cavic by 0.01 seconds at the finish of the 100-meter butterfly final. It was the seventh of Phelps' record eight golds during the Olympics.

from BuzzFeed

This Swimmer Beat His Hero At The Olympics Eight Years After They First Met

Eight years ago, aged just Joseph Schooling met Michael Phelps while he was training for the Beijing Olympics. Last night he beat Phelps to win Singapore's first-ever gold medal.

This underwater photograph shows U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps competing during the men's 200m butterfly swimming semifinal at the National Aquatics Center in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games on August 12, 2008.

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from About.com Sports

Illustrated History of Olympic Swimming

Milorad Cavic of Serbia and Michael Phelps of the U.S. compete in the Men's 100m Butterfly Final in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.