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Michael Phelps back in the pool with an eye on Rio

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Less than two-years after getting out of the pool, America's most decorated Olympian, Michael Phelps, is diving back into competition.

Phelps announced today that he will swim again, with an eye on Rio, and more medals.

Another big splash today from a man who's made more waves than anyone in American Olympic history. 

Michael Phelps is officially back in the pool. 

"Being able to be back in the pool, to go back to North Baltimore to swim with the group we have now, it's incredible."

He has won more Olympic medals (22) than any American, but apparently that's not enough.

"I just love being in the pool."

Even though 20-months ago, just after winning his 16th gold, the swimmer said he was finished.

"I can say, I can look back on my career and be able to say that I've been able to do everything that I've wanted to, and I think that's a pretty good way to go out."

Now, as he gets back in, Phelps joins another distinguished group of champions. Sports legends like Michael Jordan, and Brett Favre, who came back after saying they were done.

"Just being able to get back into that sort of mentality of competition, that's one thing I just really loved when I was competing."

Back in the pool... Now the only remaining question is can Phelps get back to the medal stand.

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