Phelps to relocate to Arizona to keep training under Bowman
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Michael Phelps says he will relocate to Tempe, Arizona, to continue training under longtime coach Bob Bowman.
Phelps currently lives and trains in Baltimore. He is making the move after Bowman was hired as the men's and women's swimming coach at Arizona State.
Under Bowman's tutelage, Phelps became the Olympics' most-decorated athlete, with 22 total medals and 18 golds. After coming off a six-month suspension levied by USA Swimming, he is training for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
This is Bowman's second stint as a college coach. He led Michigan's program from 2005-2008, while also coaching Phelps.
Phelps made the announcement Thursday as he prepared to compete in Charlotte this weekend.