PHOENIX, Arizona, December 28. WE average more than 3,000 news items posted a year here at Swimming World, and 2012 proved to be a particularly prolific year with nearly 4,000 items posts. With the end of the year coming, we're going to look back at the most read items from the previous year. Today, we look at the most read news items from May and June.

1. USA Swimming Releases 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials Psych Sheets -- June 19, 2012
2. Olympic Preview: Men's and Women's 400 Freestyle Relay -- June 18, 2012 (Sponsored by FINIS)

3. Michael Phelps Plays Coy With Press Over Entry in 400 IM; Lochte Confident In The Wings -- June 23, 2012 (Sponsored by FINIS)
4. Is There a More Difficult Olympic Trials Than Swimming? -- June 25, 2012 (Sponsored by FINIS)
5. Olympic Preview: Men's and Women's 400 Freestyle -- June 11, 2012 (Sponsored by FINIS)
6. Full Autopsy Unveils Blood Clot Lead to Alexander Dale Oen's Untimely Death -- June 12, 2012
7. Michael Phelps' Initial Trials Schedule Revealed -- June 19, 2012
8. It's Time for Some Olympic Trials Predictions -- June 24, 2012 (Sponsored by FINIS)
9. North Baltimore's Allison Schmitt, Michael Phelps Throw Down Quick Times on Night One -- June 1, 2012
10. U.S. 400 Freestyle Relay Could Be in Big Trouble -- June 28, 2012 (Sponsored by FINIS)