Phelps dominated the 200 freestyle for years, and has a slew of relay golds swimming the 100 freestyle leg. Fine though, like I said I guess since the 50 and 100 freestyle are the only events that important Alexander Popov, Gary Hall Jr. and Pieter Van den Hoogenband are the best swimmers ever though, and not Michael Phelps. Nobody on the planet has any idea other than the grand experts of TTW, so thanks for enlightening me on this. :lol: This is the only place on the planet with people stupid enough they don't think Phelps is the best swimmer ever (unlike Federer where there are tons of places and people who wouldn't think he is the best tennis player ever). Similarily a tennis forum is the only place or sports forum anywhere where Federer possibly being the best athlete ever would be even discussed (and even here, a forum full of Federer worshippers 95% of posters have shot down the idea as ridiculous, but the Fed fanboys keep resurrecting this thread every 2 months as something to jerk off over I guess). On an off topic area of say a hockey, football, track and field, swimming, or soccer forum, a discussion about best athlete ever wouldn't even have Federer's name brought up, and if it was by anyone it would be laughed at.