Michael Phelps and Bob Bowman
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MESA, Arizona, April 23. DURING his press conference at the Arena Grand Prix in Mesa, Michael Phelps stated up front that he was scratching the 100 free on the first day and will only be swimming in the 100 fly. He is also entered in the 50 free.

Phelps was seeded eighth in the 100 free, and is still seeded first in the 100 fly and 26th in the 50 free. He has the potential to renew his friendly rivalry with Ryan Lochte in the 100 fly. Lochte is ranked second in the 100 fly. Lochte is also entered in the 200 free, 200 back, 100 back and 200 IM. He'll race breaststroke for the first time since injuring his knee last fall.