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Michael Phelps          

Retired Professional Swimmer; Most Decorated Olympic Athlete in History

Michael Phelps is the most decorated swimmer in history, capturing a total of 28 medals including a record-setting 23 gold medals, over the course of his career.

Phelps also holds the all-time records for Olympic gold medals (23), Olympic gold medals in individual events (13), and Olympic medals in individual events (16). When he won eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games, Phelps broke fellow American swimmer Mark Spitz's 1972 record of seven first-place finishes at any single Olympic Games.

Phelps utilized his performance bonus for winning eight gold medals in 2008 to establish the Michael Phelps Foundation. Committed to growing the sport of swimming, the Foundation addresses the need for water-safety through its signature program – im – that is available through the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Special Olympics International.

The most decorated swimmer in World Championships history, Phelps launched his own competitive swimwear brand – MP – in partnership with Aqua Sphere in 2014. He has published two autobiographies – No Limits: The Will to Success and Beneath the Surface – that were New York Times and USA Today best sellers, as well as published one children’s book – How to Train with a T-Rex and Win Eight Gold Medals.

He is a highly regarded inspirational speaker, sharing his message of “Dream, Plan, Reach” with audiences ranging from children to business executives.

News


Michael Phelps not done with Olympic swimming after all? - Sporting ...

Is Michael Phelps planning a comeback? A report Friday evening from WBBH, an NBC television affiliate in Fort Myers, Fla., said Phelps will return to swimming ...

Report: Michael Phelps planning comeback - Yahoo News

From Yahoo News: Is Michael Phelps planning a comeback?

Michael Phelps is sporting a Mark Spitz mustache | For The Win

Michael Phelps is still playing coy about his potential comeback to swimming, but a recent addition to his upper-lip is an indicator he could be making plans to ...

Make-A-Wish And ESPN Highlight Inspiring Wishes

Athletes need more than talent to reach the top. They also need perseverance and courage – just like Make-A-Wish kids.

Michael Phelps appears in Arizona State's Curtain of Distraction

One of college basketball's most creative traditions had some extra star power Thursday night.

Eighteen-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps made an appearance in Arizona State's famed Curtain of Distraction during the Sun Devils' 86-68 victory over visiting Oregon State.

Michael Phelps Talks Growing His Business, Being A Dad And Ryan ...

Michael Phelps goes behind the scenes on his storied Olympic career.

Michael Phelps Explains That Even Though He's Retiring, He's ''Not ...

Michael Phelps may not be fighting for any more gold medals after the Rio Games, but that doesn't mean he's completely ditching his swimming roots.

Michael Phelps Breaks Silence on Ryan Lochte's Involvement in the ...

Michael Phelps is speaking out for the first time about his teammate Ryan Lochte' s involvement in the Rio Olympics robbery scandal. E! News has the exclusive ...

Michael Phelps, Businessman: The World's Greatest Olympian ...

Michael Phelps had a better 2016 than you. He got married. He had his first child. He starred in the year's best ad—an elegiac masterpiece by Droga5 for Under ...

Michael Phelps announces retirement on TODAY Show: 'This time I ...

Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, insisted Monday he finished swimming his last Olympic race ever, despite making the same claim four ...

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