Rowdy Gaines is a three time Olympic gold medalist and a member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

Rowdy joined Ed and Steve to talk about Michael Phelps returning to the pool competitively.

Rowdy started off by talking about how he would grade Phelp’s performance in the pool over the weekend saying “well if I’m scaling it on a one to ten basis I give it a solid 8…he looked more comfortable in the water, everything last year was kind of a zoo.” When asked who is better right now between Phelps and Ryan Lochte Rowdy said “right now today it’s dead even…Lochte is coming off so many different injuries and has a new coach though he is in better shape because he never retired.” Rowdy also talked about Phelps legal troubles and speaking to him for the first time since those issues.