Kim Kardashian's Ex Kris Humphries Was Once a Better Swimmer Than Michael Phelps

Kris Humphries and Michael Phelps_Split - Getty - H 2016
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Kris Humphries and Michael Phelps_Split - Getty - H 2016

A 10-year-old Humphries swam faster than Olympians Phelps and Ryan Lochte.

Kris Humphries had a secret swimming life long before Kim Kardashian came into the picture. 

Humphries, Kardashian's ex and NBA superstar, beat Olympian Michael Phelps in the pool when they were both 10 years old, according to

Phelps himself was no slouch. At the age of 10, the decorate Olympian recorded the year's fastest 100-meter butterfly time in the country for his age class. 

But that same year, Humphries recorded the fastest times in six other events in the age bracket (50-meter freestyle, 100-meter freestyle, 50-meter butterfly, 50-meter backstroke, 50-meter breaststroke and 200-meter individual medley). Ryan Lochte was also in the same age group. 

Humhpries eventually left swimming for basketball, but Phelps went on to win 23 gold medals as Humphries went on to play for the Atlanta Hawks. The NBA star hasn't completely given up on swimming, though, if his Instagram is any proof: 


Pool workout. Swimming isn't that easy anymore.

A photo posted by @krishumphries on