There has been plenty of speculation about USA swimming star Michael Phelps returning to the pool for competitive competition, but it doesn’t look like the Olympic medal king is going to make that return we had all hoped for.
Despite his teammate and good friend Ryan Lochte saying that we all know he will come back, Phelps is saying once again that he has no plans to come out of retirement.
From The Baltimore Sun, Phelps is content with retirement:
“Man, people will believe anything that’s written, anything that’s on TV,” Phelps said. “There’s nothing in the works with me coming back to swimming. This is a part of my life I’m enjoying. I’ve never had freedom like this. I live on my own time. I play golf three or four times a week. I wake up whenever I want. I have a few things to do here and there, but mostly my time is mine. I’m not thinking about changing that.”
Phelps has been seen enjoying some golf and hanging with the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens since his retirement began, so it would be hard to imagine him giving up that cozy life for returning to the pool for brutal training.