Michael Phelps entered in five events at U.S. Olympic trials
The record-breaking Olympic medal winner looks to qualify for Rio
Michael Phelps has been waiting four years to add to his Olympic-record medal total, and the trials are the next step towards Rio.
Phelps has entered five events at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials, which begin Sunday in Omaha. In addition to his three signature events (100m and 200m butterflies, 200m individual medley), he has entered the 100m and 200m freestyles.
While Phelps isn't expected to qualify individually in the freestyle events, a strong time could make his case for selection on the 4x100m and 4x200m relay teams in Rio.
Phelps has won 22 Olympic medals -- including 18 golds -- both of which are records.
The list of entrants was made public Wednesday by USA Swimming.
Eleven-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte will swim six events: the 100m and 200m freestyles, 200m backstroke, 100m butterfly and the 200m and 400m individual medleys.
Decorated Olympians Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky are entered in four and six events, respectively.
Swimmers can back out of events if they choose, but cannot enter events for which they weren't previously listed.
Wink of the CBS eye to NBC Sports
Team USA was up big over Canada, but Matt Millett closed the game out with a bang
Vonn careened into the netting off of a jump
The three-time Olympic medalist and skiing superstar says injuries have taken a toll on he...
There's a track team of up to 60 athletes the Vatican would field
The decorated swimmer said chronic shoulder pain was a major part of her decision
The organization filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition on Wednesday to endure countless s...