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Michael Phelps Makes Return To The Pool Today, But Swimwear Brand Unknown

04 / 24 / 14

Michael Phelps is returning to the pool today , but no one knows what he is going to wear. The Olympic swimmer's endorsement deal with Speedo ended at the end of last year, and they have parted ways. He had worn Speedo in competition since signing with the company in '01. Speedo confirmed that the ...

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