Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte at London Olympics
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PHOENIX, Arizona, December 31. ON the eighth and final day of Swimming World Magazine's end of the year holiday rollout, we present the top 10 news stories on SwimmingWorld.com in November and December of 2013. The following stories were read most often during that time.

If you have been following Swimming World's review of the top headlines from 2013, you may have recognized a common theme: Michael Phelps' comeback. Therefore, it is only natural that the top headline to conclude our review confirms that Phelps is back! Here's looking forward to an equally newsworthy 2014.

Relive a bit of recent history by clicking the story links below. Enjoy!


1. Breaking: He's Back! Michael Phelps Re-Enters USADA Testing Pool
12 months of foreshadowing lead to Phelps finally re-entering the USADA testing pool; an action only a serious competitor would take

2. Encounter With Fan Results in Major Knee Injury for Ryan Lochte
Lochte is currently rehabilitating his knee after an over-enthused fan tackled him on the street

3. FINA World Cup Money List: More Than $2 Million Awarded; Katinka Hosszu, Chad le Clos Clear $300K
Hosszu and le Clos came became significantly richer at the conclusion of the 2013 FINA World Cup Circuit

4. Race Footage: Watch Caeleb Dressel's Amazing 18.94 50-Yard Freestyle Swim
The 17-year-old's leadoff time for the Bolles School 200 yard freestyle relay made him the first age group swimmer to break 19 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle at the USA Swimming Winter Junior Nationals

5. OC Register: Former Olympic Team Coach Mitch Ivey Banned for Life
USA Swimming concluded its investigations into allegations of improper sexual relations by the former U.S. Olympic team coach

6. Richard Shoulberg Speaks About Leave of Absence from Germantown Academy
Germantown Academy elected to promote assistant coaches Claire Crippen and Chris Lear into acting head coach positions, but remained silent for nearly a month about the impact the action had on legendary head coach Schoulberg

7. The After Phelps: Top 10 Swimmers Who Can Carry the Weight
Who can generate headlines like Phelps? Check out guest commentator Pamela Roberts' top swimmer list

8. Katie Ledecky, Ryan Lochte Win Swimmers of the Year Awards at USA Swimming's Golden Goggles
Ledecky and Lochte scored the top individual awards of the night at USA Swimming's annual Golden Goggle awards ceremony at the JW Marriott hotel in Los Angeles

9. Phoenix Swim Club Pool to be Officially Demolished; Developers Win Fight With City Council Vote
The world-class 50-meter pool will be emptied and paved over to make way for 35 homes despite neighborhood disapproval

10. FINA World Cup, Singapore: Chad le Clos, Aussies Break World Records
The first night of the Asian cluster of the FINA World Cup featured some major fireworks with a pair of world records on offer in Singapore