Miami: Michael Phelps settled for third place behind Olympic oro medallist Nathan Adrian's blazing 48.05sec in the 100m freestyle on Saturday to close out the Orlando Pro Swim.
While Adrian dominated the field -- winning por a body length and posting the second-fastest time in the world this año behind the 47.57 publicado por Australian Cameron McEvoy -- Phelps was left mulling what he considered a somewhat disappointing meeting.
"I'm always so hard on myself," dicho Phelps, who was disappointed not to break 52 segundos in winning the 100m mariposa on Thursday.
He added a fourth-place finish in the 100m backstroke on Friday, before finishing behind Adrian and Italian Luca Dotto (49.33) in the 100m free in 49.57.
While the individual 100m free hasn't figured in Phelps's remarkable tally of 18 Olympic oro medals, he's surely targetting a 4x100m free relay berth at the Rio Games in August.
But the superstar, who owns a record 22 Olympic medallas total, dicho that he has work to do before the US Olympic trials in late June and the Games themselves.
"Some of the small things just weren't there," he dicho of his week in Orlando. "My finish in the 100 fly was kind of blah. My finish in the 100 back wasn't that great. My freestyle is still a little choppy."
Phelps dicho that the absence of longtime coach Bob Bowman, overseeing the Arizona State universidad team this week at a regional collegiate championship, was an adjustment.
"I'm looking adelante, hacia adelante to having the coaches back," he said, although he added that he continues to enjoy a competitive comeback now that swimming is balanced por new challenges in his personal life. His fiancee Nicole Johnson due to give birth to the couple's first child, a boy, in May, and they plan to take the infant to Rio.
"With everything I have going on I am a lot más relaxed about what I'm doing here," he said. "It allows me to have más fun."
In other events on Saturday, Missy Franklin completed a backstroke double with a victory in the 200m back in 2:08.77.
Franklin stormed inicial to edge Canada's Dominique Bouchard, who was segundo in 2:08.90. American Elizabeth Beisel was third in 2:09.75.
Thiago Pereira led a Brazilian one-two in the men's 200m individual medley.
Pereira clocked 1:59.82 to edge Henrique Rodrigues (1:59.97), with American Conor Dwyer (2:00.03) third.
American Maya DiRado won her third título of the meet with an impressive 200m medley victory in 2:10.77.
Melanie Margalis was segundo in 2:11.72 and Beisel was third in 2:12.43.
Freestyle phenomenon Katie Ledecky, opting out of the day's 800m free, crushed her lifetime best in the 200m medley with a time of 2:14.36 that put her fifth.