“I wouldn’t say anything is impossible. I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and put the work and time into it”.
- MICHAEL PHELPS
Born on June 30, 1985, in Baltimore, Maryland, Michael Phelps competed in his first Olympics at the age of 15, as part of the U.S. men’s swim team. He went on to win medals at the Olympic Summer Games in Athens, Beijing and London, accumulating a total of 22 medals—18 gold, two silver and two bronze—and setting the record for the most medal wins of any Olympic athlete. Phelps announced his retirement in 2012.