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Five-time Olympic swimming medalist Simone Manuel announced via Instagram that she is moving to Arizona to train under Arizona State University (ASU) coaches Bob Bowman and Herbie Behm.

“After a long and much needed break, I have made major changes,” Manuel wrote. “… New opportunities. New location. Same destination!”

Bowman, the career-long coach of Michael Phelps, has been ASU’s head coach since 2015. Manuel will join a decorated — and growing — pro training group that includes Regan SmithChase KaliszJay LitherlandSierra SchmidtOlivia Smoliga, and Allison Schmitt.

After graduating from Stanford in 2019, Manuel continued training at the university under coach Greg Meehan. Since last summer’s Tokyo Olympics, it was unclear if/when she planned to return to swimming competition.

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