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Michael Phelps: Swimming passion has returned

Updated: February 9, 2012, 3:35 PM ET
By Lynn Hoppes

Attention, swimmers preparing for the Olympics in London this summer: Michael Phelps is back, both mentally and physically.

After winning 16 Olympic medals and being named American Swimmer of the Year eight times between 2001 and 2009, the 26-year-old Phelps has struggled in the pool at times since winning eight medals at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

Ryan Lochte, 27, beat Phelps in both the 200-meter freestyle and 200-meter medley at the world championships last ...

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