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Michael Phelps has been open about his mental health struggles, even as he became the most decorated athlete in Olympic history.
The longtime coach of retired Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps has acknowledged and apologized for inappropriate text messages that were sent from his cell phone to former Olympic swimmer Caroline Burckle in 2011. Bob Bowman was a coach for the U.S. national team at the time. Bowman currently coaches Arizona State’s men’s and women’s teams.
Michael Phelps is set to become a father of two. The 23-time Olympic swimming champion and his wife, Nicole, announced the news on Instagram with the help of their 15-month-old son, Boomer.
He notes that a shark doesn’t swim in a straight line and suggested a side-by-side race with the predator impossible. He later added that he made it clear before the show aired that he wouldn’t be racing a real shark.
The channel’s annual celebration of all things shark will include requests to support Oceana, an advocacy group focused on ocean conservation.
Michael Phelps hasn’t gotten the urge to return to swimming, but the winningest athlete in Olympic history still wonders if he’ll “get that itch again.” Phelps says the big test could come this summer, when he plans to attend the world championships in Hungary. In the meantime, he’s thoroughly enjoying marriage, fatherhood and a newfound willingness to speak out on issues such as doping.
It’s not immediately clear what Phelps will be doing, although Discovery President Rich Ross said Tuesday he’s intrigued about seeing the fastest human swimmer interact with nature’s fastest. Perhaps Phelps can be encouraged to go underwater in a shark cage, he said.
It wasn’t exactly Lilly King wagging a finger at a dirty Russian, then going on to beat her for a swimming gold medal in Rio.
A whirlwind year for Michael Phelps continued Saturday, when he and his wife engaged in a second wedding ceremony. This one likely was a more formal affair than the first, and it reportedly took place in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
A Michael Phelps fan who has autism has become an inspiration on his own after sharing his dream of competing in the Olympics one day on the swimmer’s Facebook page.
The most decorated Olympian of all time, swimmer Michael Phelps, offered a name to go with his famous Phelps face Sunday night and it’s one word: Future.
This is the way it should end for Michael Phelps. He has conquered Olympic Everest. He has completed an unparalleled 16-year athletic odyssey and just stuck the landing. What more could anyone want?
So far we are winning the Olympics. As I write these words, the United States is leading the world with a total of 26 medals, 25 of which were won by swimmer Michael Phelps, who is dominating his sport, as well as several other sports, through a combination of natural ability and weird giant polka dots on his skin.
Michael Phelps waggled four fingers, recognizing another historic achievement.
Katie Ledecky was the fastest swimmer in the pool, and she brought her American teammates along for the ride.
As he looked up at a boisterous crowd, triumphant for the 20th time in his unmatched Olympic career, Michael Phelps raised his hands and flicked them in his direction as if to say: “Bring on the world.”
Michael Phelps woke up on the morning of the first race of his fifth Olympic Games with some soreness in his right shoulder.
Michael Phelps has to clear out more space in his medal case.
The voting among USA Olympians for the honor of carrying the American flag in Friday’s opening ceremony came down to two disparate finalists.