Nearly a decade passed between Anthony Ervin’s retirement from swimming in 2003 and his competitive comeback in 2011. He competed in the 2012 London Olympics, finishing fifth in the 50m freestyle. His time in London was faster than the time he clocked to win gold in 2000. He released his memoir, “Chasing Water: Elegy of an Olympian,” in April 2016.
Date of Birth: 05/26/1981
First Olympics: 2000, Sydney