Events: 4x100-meter freestyle, 4x100-meter freestyle, 100-meter butterfly, 200-meter butterfly, 200-meter IM, 400-meter IM, 4x100 medley
Hometown: Towson, Md.
High School: Towson High School (Towson, Md.) '03
Current Residence: Baltimore, MD.
College: University of Michigan
- Four-time Olympian (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012); 22-time Olympic medalist, most decorated Olympian of all time (18 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze)
- London 2012 Olympic Games, gold (4x200-meter relay, 200-meter IM, 100-meter fly and men's 4x100-meter medley relay), silver (4x100-meter freestyle relay and 200-meter fly), 4th (400-meter IM)
- Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, gold (200-meter freestyle, men's 4x100-meter freestyle, men's 4x200-meter freestyle, 100-meter fly, 200-meter fly, 200-meter IM, 400-meter IM, men's 4x100-meter medley)
- Athens 2004 Olympic Games, gold (4x200-meter freestyle, 100-meter fly, 200-meter fly, 200-meter IM, 400-meter IM, men's 4x100-meter medley), bronze (4x100-meter freestyle and 200-meter freestyle)
- Sydney 2000 Olympic games, 5th (200-meter butterfly)
- 2014 Pan Pacific Games, gold (100-meter butterfly, 4x100-meter medley), silver (200-meter individual medley)
- 2011 FINA World Championships, gold (200-meter individual medley, 200-meter butterfly, 100-meter butterfly, 200-meter freestyle), silver (400-meter individual medley)
- During the Beijing Games, Phelps set seven world records, eight American records, and eight Olympic records
- His four individual world records and seven gold medals at the 2007 World Championships made him the winningest athlete in World Championship history
- Youngest man to break at world record, breaking the 200-meter fly mark at the 2001 Spring Nationals
Fun Facts: Was the youngest male Olympian since 1932 at the 2000 Sydney Games ... Enjoys watching television and playing video games ... Started the Michael Phelps Foundation to grow the sport of swimming and promote healthy lifestyles ... Was named the 2008 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year ... Phelps' wingspan is a disproportionate six feet, seven inches and his shoe size is a 14 ... With 22 medals, Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time
Michael Phelps Aims To Open Swim School In Every State Before Rio Olympics
Craig Bohnert May 16, 2016
The 22-time medalist said his foundation is 37 states toward its goal.
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.
100 Storylines To Follow For The Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Karen Rosen April 27, 2016
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.
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