LONDON — Natalie Coughlin could swim one more time in the Olympics, giving her the chance to win more medals than any female swimmer in U.S. history.
Coughlin is under consideration to swim in the 400-meter medley relay, U.S. women's coach Teri McKeever said Tuesday. "We haven't made any decisions yet," he added.
Coughlin did not qualify to swim in any individual events. She won her 12th medal last Saturday, as part of the U.S. 400-meter freestyle relay team, tying Jenny Thompson and Dara Torres for the most medals by a female American swimmer. At that point, Coughlin was not projected to swim in another relay.
McKeever said every U.S. swimmer would be considered for the medley relay. Coughlin could replace Rachel Bootsma in the backstroke leg; Bootsma did not qualify for Monday's finals in that event.