Michael Phelps Speaker Profile
Legendary Gold Medal Swimmer
Michael Phelps Biography
Michael Fred Phelps II is known principally as the most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 23 Olympic medals spanning over three Olympic Games. He has actually competed at four Olympics; however, he did not medal at his first Games in Sydney, Australia. He is recognized for his formidable butterfly, though he also specializes in individual medleys and the 100 and 200-meter freestyle.
Michael Phelps was born in Towson, Maryland on June 30, 1985 to Fred and Debbie Phelps. While following in the wake of his two older sisters, Whitney and Hilary, a young Phelps was initially fearful of putting his face in the water. However, he overcame this discomfort and, in 1996, was inspired by the performances of Tom Malchow and Tom Dolan during the Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. Shortly thereafter, he joined the North Baltimore Athletic Club, where he met Bob Bowman, the coach who would see him through the highs and lows of the rest of his career.
In the following years, Phelps built his repertoire, proving himself on multiple occasions as not only a butterfly guru, but also a freestyle, backstroke, and I.M. expert, focusing on the shorter end of middle distance swimming. At the Athens Olympic Games in 2004, he earned six gold and two bronze medals. On the first day of the meet, Phelps won one of the most grueling events, the 400 meter I.M., in record time. During the highly anticipated 200-meter freestyle race, Phelps swam against his hero, Ian Thorpe. Phelps medaled third, behind Thorpe and Pieter van den Hoogenband. He was 19 years-old.
During the period between the 2004 and 2008 Olympics, Phelps amassed a number of world records, thoroughly displacing Ian Thorpe as the nucleus of the swimming universe. Though he was arrested for driving under the influence in November after Athens, for which he served 18 months’ probation, paid a fine, and did community service, Phelps later apologized for the mishap and continued on to medal six times at the 2005 World Championships in Montreal.
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Posted on 13 June 2017 | 11:47 pm
The most decorated Olympian of all time Michael Phelps has been announced as this year’s “Voices of Inspiration” fundraising event that is organized by Hoffman Hospice. The function will take place in Bakersfield, California and is sure to draw in lots of guests to see this world renowned swimming star. Phelps will likely discuss some of the hardships in his life and how they...[Read More]
Posted on 8 December 2016 | 7:33 pm
Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps was the featured speaker at the Quickbooks Connect conference in San Jose, California in Silicon Valley where he is also looking to take the next step as a businessman now that he has retired from professional swimming. After speaking to the audience about some of his battles at the several Olympic games that he participated in, Phelps shared that he is...[Read More]
Posted on 27 September 2016 | 3:32 pm
The most decorated Olympian of all time Michael Phelps has recently signed a deal with Brazilian Broadcasting company Globo to endorse their service. Given that the swimmer did so well at this past summer’s Olympic games, Phelps will be appearing in a series of advertisements that are related to his many wins in the pool, specifically coverage that was done by Globo during the events....[Read More]
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