Frank Busch, the USA Swimming director, thinks the 2012 team could be the best yet. Busch believes this team has the speed and experience to surpass the 31 medals won four years ago.
OMAHA, Neb. — The national team director for USA Swimming thinks the Americans have enough experience and speed going into the London Olympics to eclipse the 31 medals won in Beijing four years ago.
“Everybody in the rest of the world is going to try to make that difficult,” Frank Busch said Thursday. “From our perspective, we wouldn’t be looking at this thing any differently than we want this to be the best Olympics ever. We have the potential to have the best Olympic team we’ve ever had.”
Busch was in Omaha to promote ticket sales for the U.S. Olympic Trials, which will be held June 25 to July 2 at the CenturyLink Center. The trials probably will mark the last appearance for Michael Phelps, who has said he plans to retire after London.
Phelps, who won a record eight gold medals in Beijing and has a total of 16 medals, needs three more of any kind to become the most decorated Olympian in any sport.
Ryan Lochte, who is coming off two wins over Phelps at the World Championships and won five golds and one bronze at the meet, has the best chance of supplanting Phelps as… continue reading
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