Michael Phelps ESPN The Body
Courtesy of: ESPN The Magazine
BRISTOL, Connecticut, July 7. THIS Friday will feature an entire host of swimmers and swim fans flocking to the magazine stands to buy the ESPN The Magazine "The Body" issue. The greatest swimmer of all time, Michael Phelps, took part in this year's edition and even graces one of the covers.

Ryan Lochte previously posted in a swimsuit in the first issue of The Body in 2009. Additionally, Jeff Farrell, who won two gold medals at the 1960 Olympics, posed for the issue at 73 years old in 2010. In that same issue, members of the USA Water Polo team posed underwater and in a collage photo.

This year's issue should draw some serious attention from the swimming community with Phelps' involvement.