Loyola High School
University of Michigan
Qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, his fifth consecutive Olympics as a competitor
Won titles in the 200 m individual medley and the 100 m and 200 m butterfly at the Winter Nationals in Federal Way.
Came out of retirement to win the 100-meter butterfly event at the Arena Grand Prix in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Won four gold and two silver at 2012 Olympic Games in London, England; beat gymnast Larisa Latynina's prior record (18) with a total of 22 career Olympic medals
Set all-time single Olympics gold-medal record at the 2008 Games in Beijing, China with eight wins; surpassed swimmer Mark Spitz's 1972 record of seven golds
Made a cameo on HBO's "Entourage"
Published No Limits: The Will to Succeed, co-written with Alan Abrahamson
Established the Michael Phelps Foundation, which promoted the sport of swimming as well as healthier lifestyles
Co-wrote Michael Phelps: Beneath the Surface with Brian Cazeneuve
Won six gold and two bronze medals at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece; tied with Soviet gymnast Aleksandr Dityatin for most medals in a single Olympic Games
Set the world record in the 200-meter butterfly, becoming the youngest male swimmer in history to ever set a world swimming record
Earned first international medal at the 2001 World Championships in Fukuoka, Japan
At 15, became the youngest American male swimmer at an Olympic Games in 68 years; did not medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia
Qualified for the U.S. National B Team
Was diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) when he was in the sixth grade.
Began swimming when his two older sisters Whitney and Hilary joined a local swim team.
Met coach Bob Bowman when he started training at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club at the Meadowbrook Aquatic and Fitness Center.
Wears a size 14 shoe. His wing span measured in at 6 foot 7 inches.
Was arrested following the 2004 Olympic Games Athens in Maryland for driving under the influence of alcohol. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 18 months probation. He also paid a $250 fine, ordered to speak to high school students about drunk driving, and attended a Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) meeting.