- 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: June 17-23
Jamie MacDonald June 24, 2016
Team USA's epic selfie day catches up with Michael Phelps and Tiger Woods, chronicling King James' historic Finals, conjuring deep emotions on #OlympicDay, taking giant leaps with Alana Nichols, exposing Tara Lipinski's fears, a White House visit, Father's Day tributes with a Team USA twist, Kaitlyn Farrington's pictures from (almost) the top of the world, Patrick Kane makes hockey history (and Jimmy Buffett's timeline), Kevin Durant makes Austin's day and much more.
5 Reasons To Watch The U.S. Olympic Team Trials For Swimming
Peggy Shinn June 23, 2016
Hundreds of swimmers, including nine individual Olympic champs, race for coveted spots on the Olympic team.
50 Social Media Accounts To Follow On The Road To Rio
June 16, 2016
Check out the accounts of these athletes, National Governing Bodies and media outlets to get yourself Rio ready!
Red, White & Trending: June 3-9
Jamie MacDonald June 10, 2016
Team USA athletes take to social media to pay tribute to Muhammad Ali, new secret to Aly Raisman's success, #NationalDonutDay draws rave reviews (but not from Amy Purdy), Michelle Akers wins #NationalBestFriendDay, Lacey Henderson goes slow-mo for a long jump PB, beach volleyball stars are on the road again, an Olympic medal -- sadly -- is stolen, baby Boomer Phelps shows off his wingspan, medal modeling with Alana Nichols, Bobby Ryan's nerves get to his birth announcement, Chaunte Lowe ends on a high note and much more.
Michael Phelps Pays Tribute To Muhammad Ali
Craig Bohnert June 08, 2016
Phelps takes to social media to discuss the champ and handling disappointment.
Missy Franklin Leads U.S. Podium Finishers In Final Swimming Tune-Ups Before Olympic Trials
Associated Press June 05, 2016
Three other national team members won their third event each.
Schmitt, Dwyer, Plummer Lead Team USA At 3 Swimming Meets Across The Country
Associated Press June 04, 2016
Michael Phelps was fourth in Austin, while David Plummer swam the fastest time of the year in Indianapolis.
Michael Phelps: Sydney Was The Coolest Place To Swim
Craig Bohnert May 28, 2016
The 22-time Olympic medalist revealed that tidbit and more during a Facebook Live session.
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.