- Five-time Olympian (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016); 28-time Olympic medalist (23 golds, 3 silvers, 2 bronzes)
- Rio 2016 Olympic Games, gold (4x100m medley, 4x100m free, 200m fly, 4x200m free, 200m medley); silver (100m fly)
- London 2012 Olympic Games, gold (100m fly, 200m medley, 4x100m medley, 4x200m free); silver (200m fly, 4x100m free); 4th (400m medley)
- Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, gold (100m fly, 200m fly, 200m free, 200m medley, 400m medley, 4x100m free, 4x200m free, 4x100m medley)
- Athens 2004 Olympic Games, gold (100m fly, 200m fly, 200m medley, 400m medley, 4x200m free, 4x100m medley); bronze (200m free, 4x100m free)
- Sydney 2000 Games, 5th (200m fly)
- With 28 medals – including 23 golds – Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time
- Became the first American male swimmer to qualify for five Olympic teams in June 2016
- In 2000, he became the youngest male Olympian since 1932 and his eight gold medals at the 2008 Olympic Games is an Olympic record
- During the Beijing Games, Phelps set seven world records, eight American records and eight Olympic records
- Most recent: 2011 – gold (100m fly, 200m fly, 4x200m free, 4x100m medley); silver (200m free, 200m medley), bronze (4x100m free)
- Years of participation: Long Course – 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011; Short Course – 2004
- Medals: 34 (27 golds, 6 silvers, 1 bronze)
- Gold – 2001 (200m fly); 2003 (200m fly, 200m medley, 400m medley, 4x100m medley); 2004 (200m free); 2005 (200m free, 200m medley, 4x100m medley, 4x100m free, 4x200m free); 2007 (100m fly, 200m fly, 200m free, 200m medley, 400m medley, 4x100m free, 4x200m free); 2009 (100m fly, 200m fly, 400m free, 800m free, 4x100m medley); 2011 (100m fly, 200m fly, 4x200m free, 4x100m medley)
- Silver – 2003 (100m fly, 4x200m free); 2005 (100m fly); 2009 (200m free); 2011 (200m free, 200m medley)
- Bronze – 2011 (4x100m free)
- His four individual world records and seven gold medals at the 2007 World Championships made him the winningest athlete in world championship history.
Red, White & Trending: May 6-12
Jamie MacDonald May 13, 2016
Team USA celebrates its moms in so many ways (among them: poignantly, humorously, with tears, with a sash and in bright yellow), Michael Phelps is captivated by his baby Boomer, Lindsey Vonn stirs things up on a catamaran, Bubba Watson mugs with the fam, Tim Morehouse makes a non-fencing announcement, Blake Haxton and Nastia Liukin hit similar milestones, Tara Lipinski and her fiancé celebrate an anniversary (and more Emmys), Stars on Ice celebrates an impromptu prom party for Polina Edmunds, Missy Franklin celebrates a big birthday, plus Team USA #wisdom and more.
Michael Phelps: Fatherhood Is Really The Coolest Experience I’ve Ever Had In My Life
Craig Bohnert May 13, 2016
The 22-time Olympic medalist discussed how much he misses 1-week-old Boomer in a Facebook Live.
Michael Phelps And Nicole Johnson Announce Birth Of Baby Boy
Craig Bohnert May 07, 2016
Boomer Robert Phelps was born on May 5, 2016.
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Find out just about everything you need to know for the final countdown to the Rio Games.
Katie Ledecky Wins Mesa 800-Meter Free By Nearly 15 Seconds
Associated Press April 16, 2016
The win marked Ledecky's third win in as many days at the Arena Pro Swim Series meet.
Michael Phelps Wins 200 Fly In Mesa Despite 30 MPH Winds
Associated Press April 16, 2016
Also on Friday, Katie Ledecky won the 400-meter freestyle by 5.93 seconds.
Katie Ledecky, Conor Dwyer Start Arena Pro Swim Mesa Meet With 200 Free Wins
Associated Press April 15, 2016
Missy Franklin and Michael Phelps won their consolation finals in the 200-meter freestyle.
Red, White & Trending: March 25-31
Jamie MacDonald April 01, 2016
Water polo WNT paves Road to Rio with funny socks, Gracie Gold warms up for worlds success by shopping, Ali Krieger keeps an eye on Darth Vader at the White House, Michael Phelps throws a baby shower, Hannah Teter readies for spring with an intense workout, a constellation of inspiring women's stars appears in Rancho Mirage, and more.
NBC Olympics To Present Extensive And Unprecedented Coverage of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials
NBC Olympics March 28, 2016
NBC Olympics to provide 76 hours of trials coverage, including more than 60 hours in primetime on NBC and NBCSN.
Red, White & Trending: Feb. 26-March 3
Jamie MacDonald March 04, 2016
Simone Biles reaches new heights in cross-training, Jozy Altidore reaches new heights with U.S. Soccer's new brand, Stephen Curry wows the Team USA world, tough Lindsey Vonn makes a tough call, Evelyn Stevens breaks a grueling record and more.
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