Phelps shines at Indy Grand Prix

Michael Phelps notched the third-fastest 400m medley time of the year at the Indianapolis Grand Prix on March 30 -- raising the prospect he could reprise his Olympic challenge in the event.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 30: Nick Thoman swims in the men's 200 meter backstroke finals finals during day two of the Indy Grand Prix @ the Nat at the Indiana University Natatorium on March 30, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
The Indy Grand Prix @ the Nat - Day 2
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 30: Nick Thoman swims in the men's 200 meter backstroke finals finals during day two of the Indy Grand Prix @ the Nat at the Indiana University Natatorium on March 30, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 30: Ryan Lochte swims in the men's 200 meter backstroke finals during day two of the Indy Grand Prix @ the Nat at the Indiana University Natatorium on March 30, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
The Indy Grand Prix @ the Nat - Day 2
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 30: Ryan Lochte swims in the men's 200 meter backstroke finals during day two of the Indy Grand Prix @ the Nat at the Indiana University Natatorium on March 30, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 30: Missy Franklin swims in the women's 200 meter backstroke finals during day two of the Indy Grand Prix @ the Nat at the Indiana University Natatorium on March 30, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
The Indy Grand Prix @ the Nat - Day 2
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 30: Missy Franklin swims in the women's 200 meter backstroke finals during day two of the Indy Grand Prix @ the Nat at the Indiana University Natatorium on March 30, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 30: Michael Phelps swims in the men's 400 meter individual medley finals during day two of the Indy Grand Prix @ the Nat at the Indiana University Natatorium on March 30, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
The Indy Grand Prix @ the Nat - Day 2
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 30: Michael Phelps swims in the men's 400 meter individual medley finals during day two of the Indy Grand Prix @ the Nat at the Indiana University Natatorium on March 30, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Michael Phelps competes in the 100-meter butterfly at the Indianapolis Grand Prix swimming meet in Indianapolis, Thursday, March 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Michael Phelps competes in the 100-meter butterfly at the Indianapolis Grand Prix swimming meet in Indianapolis, Thursday, March 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Michael Phelps competes in the 100-meter butterfly at the Indianapolis Grand Prix swimming meet in Indianapolis, Thursday, March 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Scott Clary competes in the 400-meter freestyle at the Indianapolis Grand Prix swimming meet in Indianapolis, Thursday, March 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Scott Clary competes in the 400-meter freestyle at the Indianapolis Grand Prix swimming meet in Indianapolis, Thursday, March 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Scott Clary competes in the 400-meter freestyle at the Indianapolis Grand Prix swimming meet in Indianapolis, Thursday, March 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Clark Burckle swims the men's 200-meter breaststroke at the Indianapolis Grand Prix swimming meet in Indianapolis, Thursday, March 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Clark Burckle swims the men's 200-meter breaststroke at the Indianapolis Grand Prix swimming meet in Indianapolis, Thursday, March 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Clark Burckle swims the men's 200-meter breaststroke at the Indianapolis Grand Prix swimming meet in Indianapolis, Thursday, March 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Nathan Adrian laughs as he looks at his time on the scoreboard after winning the men's 100-meter freestyle event in 48.62 seconds at the Indianapolis Grand Prix swim meet in Indianapolis, Thursday, March 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Nathan Adrian laughs as he looks at his time on the scoreboard after winning the men's 100-meter freestyle event in 48.62 seconds at the Indianapolis Grand Prix swim meet in Indianapolis, Thursday, March 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Nathan Adrian laughs as he looks at his time on the scoreboard after winning the men's 100-meter freestyle event in 48.62 seconds at the Indianapolis Grand Prix swim meet in Indianapolis, Thursday, March 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Dana Vollmer swims the women's 100-meter freestyle at the Indianapolis Grand Prix swim meet in Indianapolis, Thursday, March 29, 2012. Volmer won with a time of 54.21 seconds. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Dana Vollmer swims the women's 100-meter freestyle at the Indianapolis Grand Prix swim meet in Indianapolis, Thursday, March 29, 2012. Volmer won with a time of 54.21 seconds. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Dana Vollmer swims the women's 100-meter freestyle at the Indianapolis Grand Prix swim meet in Indianapolis, Thursday, March 29, 2012. Volmer won with a time of 54.21 seconds. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Michael Phelps swims in the men's 100 butterfly finals during day one of the 2012 Indianapolis Grand Prix at the Indiana University Natatorium, on March 29, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Phelps is counting the days to retirement, but the legendary swimmer, who owns 16 Olympic medals, insists he still has goals, plans and dreams
Michael Phelps has said that his rise to Olympic glory began in Indianapolis
Michael Phelps swims in the men's 100 butterfly finals during day one of the 2012 Indianapolis Grand Prix at the Indiana University Natatorium, on March 29, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Phelps is counting the days to retirement, but the legendary swimmer, who owns 16 Olympic medals, insists he still has goals, plans and dreams
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 29: Davis Tarwater swims in the men's 100 meter butterfly final during day one of the 2012 Indianapolis Grand Prix at the Indiana University Natatorium on March 29, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
2012 Indianapolis Grand Prix - Day 1
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 29: Davis Tarwater swims in the men's 100 meter butterfly final during day one of the 2012 Indianapolis Grand Prix at the Indiana University Natatorium on March 29, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 29: Ariana Kukors swims in the women's 100 meter butterfly finals during day one of the 2012 Indianapolis Grand Prix at the Indiana University Natatorium on March 29, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
2012 Indianapolis Grand Prix - Day 1
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 29: Ariana Kukors swims in the women's 100 meter butterfly finals during day one of the 2012 Indianapolis Grand Prix at the Indiana University Natatorium on March 29, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 29: Ariana Kukors swims in the women's 100 meter butterfly finals during day one of the 2012 Indianapolis Grand Prix at the Indiana University Natatorium on March 29, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
2012 Indianapolis Grand Prix - Day 1
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 29: Ariana Kukors swims in the women's 100 meter butterfly finals during day one of the 2012 Indianapolis Grand Prix at the Indiana University Natatorium on March 29, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 29: Michael Klueh swims in the men's 400 meter freestyle finals during day one of the 2012 Indianapolis Grand Prix at the Indiana University Natatorium on March 29, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
2012 Indianapolis Grand Prix - Day 1
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 29: Michael Klueh swims in the men's 400 meter freestyle finals during day one of the 2012 Indianapolis Grand Prix at the Indiana University Natatorium on March 29, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 29: Allison Schmitt swims in women's 400 meter freestyle finals the during day one of the 2012 Indianapolis Grand Prix at the Indiana University Natatorium on March 29, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
2012 Indianapolis Grand Prix - Day 1
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 29: Allison Schmitt swims in women's 400 meter freestyle finals the during day one of the 2012 Indianapolis Grand Prix at the Indiana University Natatorium on March 29, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 29: Kathryn Hoff swims the in women's 400 meter freestyle finals during day one of the 2012 Indianapolis Grand Prix at the Indiana University Natatorium on March 29, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
2012 Indianapolis Grand Prix - Day 1
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 29: Kathryn Hoff swims the in women's 400 meter freestyle finals during day one of the 2012 Indianapolis Grand Prix at the Indiana University Natatorium on March 29, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 29: Clarke Burckle swims in men's 200 meter breaststroke finals the during day one of the 2012 Indianapolis Grand Prix at the Indiana University Natatorium on March 29, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
2012 Indianapolis Grand Prix - Day 1
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 29: Clarke Burckle swims in men's 200 meter breaststroke finals the during day one of the 2012 Indianapolis Grand Prix at the Indiana University Natatorium on March 29, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 29: Clarke Burckle swims in men's 200 meter breaststroke finals the during day one of the 2012 Indianapolis Grand Prix at the Indiana University Natatorium on March 29, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
2012 Indianapolis Grand Prix - Day 1
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 29: Clarke Burckle swims in men's 200 meter breaststroke finals the during day one of the 2012 Indianapolis Grand Prix at the Indiana University Natatorium on March 29, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 29: Caitlin Leverenz swims in the women's 200 meter breaststroke finals during day one of the 2012 Indianapolis Grand Prix at the Indiana University Natatorium on March 29, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
2012 Indianapolis Grand Prix - Day 1
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 29: Caitlin Leverenz swims in the women's 200 meter breaststroke finals during day one of the 2012 Indianapolis Grand Prix at the Indiana University Natatorium on March 29, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 29: Amanda Beard swims in the women's 200 meter breaststroke finals during day one of the 2012 Indianapolis Grand Prix at the Indiana University Natatorium on March 29, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
2012 Indianapolis Grand Prix - Day 1
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 29: Amanda Beard swims in the women's 200 meter breaststroke finals during day one of the 2012 Indianapolis Grand Prix at the Indiana University Natatorium on March 29, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

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