Kris Humphries Once Dominated Michael Phelps at Swimming

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Kris Humphries is really bad at marriage.

He proved this during the 72 days he served as the husband of Kim Kardashian.

Kris Humphries With No Shirt On

But it turns out that Kris Humphries was once REALLY good at swimming.

Just how good?

New evidence has emerged that shows Humphries was better as a child than two people who have a combined 39 Olympic medals between them:

Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte.

Back in 1995, a 10-year-old Phelps recorded the year's fastest 100-meter butterfly time for his age class in the United States.

No surprise there, right? The guy has gone on to become the most decorated athlete in Olympic history.

Kris Humphries in the Pool

But did you know that Humphies recorded the the fastest times in six different events?!? Yes, SIX DIFFERENT EVENTS.

According to charts dug up by KL Chouinard of Hawks.com, Humphries had the top time in the 50-meter freestyle... 100-meter freestyle... the 50-meter butterfly... the 50-meter backstroke... the 50-meter breaststroke ... and the 200-meter individual medley.

Phelps has won the last event listed above at each of past four Olympics.

He has defeated every comer from around the globe at it. But he lost to Humphries back in the day.

Way back in the day. But still.

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Although his national records have since fallen, Humphries still holds a dozen age-bracket records in the state of Minnesota.

He's really good at holding his breath, which may explain why it took him to long to smell something fishy was going on with Kim and her family.

Back in 2003, Humphries touched on his shocking swimming past in an interview with People Magazine.

"I was so good at a young age that I got a little burnt out," he said.

"I also grew up in the Michael Jordan era ... for me, I watched [basketball] and saw it as a challenge. It's hard to stay focused on something when you have a ton of success at a young age, so I picked up basketball a little later and rolled with that."

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Can you imagine of Kris had stuck with swimming, however?

He's played 12 years in the NBA. He has a career scoring average of 6.8 points per game and 5.5 rebounds per game; perfectly respectable numbers.

But he could have been the best swimmer in the history of the world if he had kept at it this whole time?

And he likely never would have met Kardashian if that had been the case and he definitely would not be included on the following rundown of short celebrity marriages.

It's a trip to think about, isn't it?

And to think, all this time, we thought the only thing Kris Humphries was good at was being a total and complete douchebag.

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