Michael Phelps is the swimmer who holds the record for the largest number of Olympic medals won at 28.
Michael started diving when he was 7 years old due to the fear of putting his head underwater. The backstroke swimming technique made him feel safer when he was diving.
Michael was 15 years old when he broke the world record in swimming, becoming the youngest swimmer ever to break it.
Michael might have chosen another profession had he not liked swimming at first, and only began swimming for safety reasons.
He executes Cupping, a standardized Chinese therapy that employs cups to relieve muscles and heal the skin. It can also eliminate undesired toxins from the body.
Much of his success in swimming in enabled him to earn 26 positions on the Guinness Book of World Records.
Phelps won the highest number of medals in the Olympics - 28 medals from five Summer Games.
Michael Phelps' owns record-winning Olympic medals have featured 23 gold medals , the most gold medals ever won - 3 silver and 2 bronze medals.
His estimated net worth is currently about 80 million dollars. He is one of the world's richest Olympians.