Swimming | Michael Phelps returns to pool after suspension

Michael Phelps will compete in his first swim meet this week since returning from a six-month suspension following a second drunken driving arrest.
The 18-time Olympic champion is entered in five events in the Arena Pro Swim Series meet in Arizona that begins today.
Phelps is entered in the 100-meter butterfly tomorrow, 100 backstroke and 400 freestyle on Friday, and 200 individual medley and 100 free on Saturday. Also entered in those same five events is his longtime rival Ryan Lochte.
The Mesa meet was the first one Phelps swam in after coming out of a 20-month retirement last year.
Phelps’ suspension was handed down by USA Swimming in October, just after his arrest in his hometown of Baltimore. It ended on April 6.
The 29-year-old swimmer also was banned from participating in this summer’s world championships in Russia, although USA Swimming has had informal discussions about Phelps possibly competing. Phelps qualified for the world meet in the 100-meter butterfly, 100 freestyle and 200 individual medley before being suspended.
Since his arrest, he has completed a six-week inpatient rehabilitation program and also gotten engaged.
Joining Phelps and Lochte in the field in Arizona are fellow Olympic gold medalists Katie Ledecky, Tyler Clary, Natalie Coughlin, Matt Grevers and Allison Schmitt. AP

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