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Young fans gape at Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps at the Haslam Family Club University, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Knoxville, Tenn. Phelps coached the swim team on behalf of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley and participated in an announcement about the “Our Kids, Our Future” campaign. (AP Photo/Knoxville News Sentinel, Adam Lau)

Schoolchildren gape at Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps at a Boys & Girls Club event in Knoxville.

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