Phelps 'phever' is alive and well all over Baltimore

Updated: August 20, 2008, 1:46 AM ET
By Amy Rosewater | Special to ESPN.com

BALTIMORE -- David Plimpton, a father of five and a masters swimmer, recalls one day when he was swimming beside Michael Phelps.

The two were swimming in lap lanes next to each other and Plimpton was starting to feel pretty good about himself.

"I thought, 'Hey, I'm keeping up with Michael Phelps. I might not be too bad,''' Plimpton said. "Then I looked over and noticed he was doing a one-arm drill."

Plimpton started to chuckle.

"Now ...

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