Michael Phelps doesn’t appear to be letting his Baltimore DUI arrest derail his plans to return to the Olympics. The swimming legend plans to jump right back into the pool right after his suspension from USA Swimming is over.
According to SwimSwam, Phelps plans to make his return to competition in April at the Arena Pro Swim Series in Mesa, Arizona. That’s the same meet where he made his comeback last year, when he decided to un-retire from competitive swimming.
“I’ve enjoyed, lately, more than I really ever have being back in the water,” Phelps told SwimSwam.
Phelps pleaded guilty to DUI after he was caught driving erratically in the Fort McHenry Tunnel while returning home from the Horseshoe Casino. He didn’t serve jail time, but briefly stepped away from swimming to enter treatment. The USA Swimming punishment for his DUI states that Phelps will have to sit out the summer’s World Championships. But he can still qualify for the Olympics because, well, he’s Michael Phelps.