In contrast to the unrelenting pre-London scrutiny of Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, fellow American swimmer Tyler Clary has remained under the radar.
He doesn't have a Gillette razor commercial like Lochte, and he wouldn't have packed a hotel ballroom for a press conference as Phelps did at last month's Olympic Media Summit in Dallas.
Clary is the best U.S. male swimmer you've probably never heard of, and that's fine with him for the moment. He'll have a chance to change that soon enough. Bonnie D. Ford »