His father, Fred, an all-around athlete, was a state trooper; mother Debbie was a middle-school principal.
Michael Fred Phelps was born on June 30, 1985 in Baltimore, Maryland, to Fred and Debbie Phelps.
The youngest of three children, Michael Phelps and his sisters grew up in the neighborhood of Rodgers Forge.
“Everything I've done, I've been able to learn from - mistakes I've made in the pool, mistakes I've made out of the pool. They haven't always been good times but I've learned from them.”Born on June 30, 1985, in Baltimore, Maryland, Michael Phelps competed in his first Olympics at the age of 15, as part of the U. Phelps announced his retirement in 2012, however, in April 2014, he announced he was coming out of retirement and would return to professional competition at the age of 28. At the 2016 Olympic Games, he won one silver and five gold medals, becoming the oldest individual gold medalist in Olympic swimming history, as well as the first swimmer to win four consecutive golds in the same event, the 200-meter individual medley.
He went on to win medals at the Olympic Summer Games in Athens, Beijing, London and Rio, accumulating a total of 28 medals—23 gold, three silver and two bronze—and setting the record for the most medal wins by any Olympic athlete. Olympic swim team, making him the first American male swimmer to earn a spot on five Olympic teams.
We're only a mad that Phelps didn't find a way to spontaneously marry Johnson on live Olympic telecast.
Fortunately, the couple and their sweet three-month-old, Boomer, got plenty of airtime at this year's Games in Rio."And then when we finally did, it was still a little rocky and figuring things out, figuring each other out because it had been some time.But we didn't miss a beat."You know what they say... the cutest cheering section in all of Rio de Janeiro.While we swooned over the sheer adorableness of the Olympian's fiancé and little one rooting him on as Phelps won his 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, and 23rd gold medals (seriously, is this guy even human?After he saw swimmers Tom Malchow and Tom Dolan compete at the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta, Phelps began to dream of becoming a champion.