After his second DUI last fall, U.S. officials excluded him from the squad competing at the world championships in Russia. Instead, he has entered a national meet in San Antonio.
"Before I even went to court, I said to myself that I'm not going to drink until after Rio -- if I ever drink again," he told the Associated Press. "That was a decision I made for myself."
Meanwhile, in Kazan, Russia,
Federica Pellegrini, the world-record holder from Italy, finished second and American
Ledecky set a world record in winning the 1,500-meter freestyle on Tuesday. The rest of the U.S. team has not fared as well and could be headed for its lowest medal count in more than a decade.