Top 20 Most Significant Swimming Stories Of 2016: #17 – School’s Out/The Phelps Factor

Joe Schooling and the historic triple silver club of Michael Phelps, Lazslo Cseh and Chad le Clos at Rio 2016 - Phelps is gone - the rest remain - by Patrick B. Kraemer

SwimVortex continues a countdown of the most significant swimming stories of Olympic Year 2016. Today, inspiration, ‘daring kids to dream’, the class of 2016 racing with the class of 2000. It became something of a media game at the Rio Games: where were you and how old were you when you first became aware of Phelps? And do you have a poster on the wall, a photo with the big man in your childhood album? Well, yes, they did. No 17 – Schools Out, Schooling’s In: The Phelps Factor

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SwimVortex continues a countdown of the most significant swimming stories of Olympic Year 2016. Today, inspiration, ‘daring kids to dream’, the class of 2016 racing with the class of 2000. It became something of a media game at the Rio Games: where were you and how old were you when you first became aware of Phelps? And do you have a poster on the wall, a photo with the big man in your childhood album? Well, yes, they did. No 17 – Schools Out, Schooling’s In: The Phelps Factor

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