Tunisian Olympic star, Oussama Mellouli, is a history-maker, the first African Male to win an individual Olympic gold medal in swimming at the 2008 Olympic Games. In 2012, Ous did it again, becoming the first person in history to win Olympic hardware in the pool and in open water swimming at the same Olympic Games.
4-time London Olympic gold medalist, Missy Franklin, will swim eight events at the 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain: 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 50, 100 & 200 backstroke, 4x100 freestyle relay, 4x100 medley relay and the 4x200 freestyle relay. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)
At the 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, Team USA has to step up, has to fill the void of Michael Phelps...no easy feat. Challenges will come from France, lead by Yannick Agnel, Russia, helmed by Vlad Morozov, and the Aussies, starring James Magnussen. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)
After dedicating a lot of time this sesason to his reality show, What Would Ryan Lochte Do, the diversion in Hollywood appears to have had little effect on Lochte's success in the pool. By the numbers, Lochte dominated the men's side of swimming at US World Trials. True, he's not in 2012 Olympic shape, but he's not far off either. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)