Saturday April 16th, 2016

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Despite windy conditions with gusts recorded at 30 mph, Michael Phelps won the 200-meter butterfly at the Arena Pro Swim meet in Arizona on Friday.

Phelps took the wire-to-wire victory in 1:58.14 just .54 seconds ahead of Clark Pace. At last year's summer nationals, he clocked a 1:52.94.

Other American notables at the meet include Katie Ledecky, who took the victory in the 400 meter freestyle in 4:02.15. She is the favorite in the event for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

After rehabilitation, the best of Michael Phelps may lie ahead

Madison Kennedy pushed for a 24.45 victory in the women's 50 freestyle that also saw Dana Volmer clock a best of 24.69.

Missy Franklin finished fifth in the 100 backstroke in 1:01.28 behind winner Maya DiRado in 1:00.71.

The U.S. Olympic swimming trials will be held from June 26-July 3 in Omaha, Neb.


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