MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The lead-up to the Olympics has started to get serious for the swimmers.
Michael Phelps is excited as ever, in a peaceful, confident place he hardly could have foreseen a year ago.READ MORE: 'No Brainer': Football League Opts To Move Games Out Of Minneapolis After Shooting Left Spectator In Critical Condition
Phelps is the headliner among a slew of stars on the slate for the first of seven Arena Pro Swim Series events that kick off the pre-Rio race season Thursday at the University of Minnesota.READ MORE: Good Samaritan Hit By His Own Car Gets His Vehicle Back
Phelps said Wednesday after some warmups in the pool that he’s “thrilled” to be starting the competition leading into Olympic trials next summer and “kind of giddy to see what happens at the end.”MORE NEWS: Minnesotans Return To Work As State Unemployment Rates Drop
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