"That was the most annoying part, having to wait this long.
Allison Rodgers Schmitt (born June 7, 1990) is an American competition swimmer who specializes in freestyle events, and is an eight-time Olympic medalist.
Schmitt was named Swim Swam's Swammy Award-winner for Female Swimmer of the Year in 2012.
Schmitt was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1990 to Ralph and Gail Schmitt.
Rodgers Forge native and Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps announced early Sunday morning on Instagram that he and longtime girlfriend, former Miss California Nicole Johnson, are engaged. "I'm gonna be a Mrs.," Johnson said on her own page. Bowman announced earlier this month that Phelps plans to return to the competition this April, after a six-month suspension following a DUI arrest.
Fellow swimmer, and Bob Bowman-coached, Allison Schmitt snapped a photo of the happy couple, who have been off and on since 2007, in the snow right after the proposal. The swimmer has yet to officially confirm if he will make a run for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
After Michael and Allison retired following the Olympic Games in Rio, they got married.
She was a four-time National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) national champion in the 200- and 500-yard freestyle swimming events during college, and was a member of the Georgia Bulldogs team that won the NCAA Division I Women's team title in 2013.
As Michael Phelps crouched on the starting block, waiting to leap into the pool for his leg of the 4x100-meter freestyle final, it was not at all clear what we were about to see.
Phelps had traveled to Rio de Janeiro to produce an immaculate ending to...
Michael Phelps and Allison Schmitt have done their share of news conferences during their medal-studded swimming careers, but not many like this one.
On National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, they were at George Washington University to receive Special Recognition Awards from Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price for their support of young people with mental and substance abuse disorders.