Michael Phelps' name appeared in scoreboard lights on one wall. It was inscribed on the other.
It was wall-to-wall Phelps with a wire-to-wire victory Saturday night in an electrifying farewell to the Natatorium at IUPUI. The 14-time Olympic gold medalist has made this swim season his last, and he made sure his mother shed a few tears.
Debbie Phelps has been coming to Indy annually for nearly two decades to watch her son and two daughters swim, and this was the last race. She calls them "#DPmoments" on Twitter.
She tweeted: "Thank u Indy for years of swimming memories at the IUPUI Natatorium."
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Saturday at Indy Grand Prix
Best comeback: Anthony Ervin, the first swimmer of African-American descent to make a U.S. Olympic swim team, tied Gary Hall for gold in the 50 freestyle in 2000. Ervin retired in 2003, but at age 30 he is a factor again. He was third Friday in 22.24.