Four-time Olympic swimming champion Dara Torres has some advice for Ryan Lochte and anyone else who wants to beat Michael Phelps - keep quiet.
She said “If I was his competitor, I wouldn’t say a word.”
Phelps’ duel with U.S. teammate Lochte will be the main event in swimming at the Olympics and although it’s been respectful between them so far, the heat could go up a notch in London.
Torres told the AP that 14-time gold medallist Phelps takes trash talking or mind games “very seriously and he uses that against his competitor.”
Torres said that “people like showdowns,” but they must remember that their battle “stays in the water.”
Torres competed at five Olympics and said Phelps may reconsider his decision to retire after London.