- Became the youngest swimming world-record holder ever at age 15.
- Set five world records in one international meet.
- Won eight medals (six gold, two bronze) in the 2004 Olympics; won eight gold in the 2008 Olympics; and won four gold and two silver in the 2012 Ollympics. The Olympic-record total of 22 medals includes 18 gold.
- Started the Swim with the Stars Tour (with Ian Crocker and Lenny Krayzelburg) after the 2004 Games to promote the sport.
- Has a street named for him in Baltimore: Michael Phelps Way.
- Established the Michael Phelps Foundation in 2008. The nonprofit organization promotes swimming and helps kids build healthy and active lives through the sport.
- Fred Phelps — Father
- Hilary — Sister
- Debbie Phelps — Mother
- Nicole Michele Johnson — Fiancée
- Megan Rossee — Ex-significant Other
- Whitney — Sister
- Attended University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
- Birth Name: Michael Fred Phelps II
- Birth Place: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
- Birthday: June 30, 1985, Cancer
- Profession: Swimmer
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