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Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps
Swimming USA

Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps
  • Birth date 6/30/1985
  • Birthplace Baltimore, Maryland
  • Hometown Baltimore, Maryland
  • Residence Tempe, Arizona
  • Height/Weight 6'4"/ 185 lbs
  • Olympics 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012

Biography

Michael Phelps claimed he was permanently retiring after the London Olympics in 2012, but returned to the pool in April 2014 without committing to an Olympic run. That fall he was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and was suspended by USA Swimming for six months. He returned in 2015 sober and dedicated to getting back in top form for Rio—and in August he clocked three of that year’s fastest times in the world. Phelps has committed to coaching alongside longtime coach Bob Bowman at Arizona State University following the 2016 Rio Olympics.
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Getting to know Michael Phelps

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The most decorated Olympian of all time with 22 total medals

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Phelps and fiancée Nicole Johnson welcomed a baby boy named Boomer in May

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Launched his own performance suit and gear line in 2015 with Aqua Sphere

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