27 Jun 2012

Great swimming rivalry continues at US swim trials

11:59 am on 27 June 2012

Ryan Lochte has outswum Michael Phelps for the second day in a row to set the fastest qualifying time for the 200 metres freestyle at the US Olympic trials.

Lochte followed up his first-day victory over Phelps in the 400 individual medley with and easy win in his 200 freestyle heat, while the Olympic champion was relegated to third.

Phelps, who is set to go head to head with Lochte in up to five events at the trials, says he looks forward to their showdowns.

Phelps and Lochte have entered multiple events but they haven't confirmed exactly how many they intend to swim at the Olympics.