Phelps began swimming when his two older sisters, Whitney (born in 1978) and Hilary (born in 1980), joined a local swim team. At age 7, Phelps was still "a little scared" to put his head under water, so his instructors allowed him to float around on his back.
Not surprisingly, the first stroke he mastered was the backstroke.
As we reported, Kourtney wants a sobriety check before he sees the kids, and the Kardashian fam has cut him off.
Michael Phelps, 29, has been through quite a bit in the past month, he was arrested for a DUI, he went to rehab and now it has surfaced that he was allegedly dating a woman, Taylor Lianne Chandler, who claims she never told him that she was born with both male and female genitalia, and lived as David Roy Fitch until her early twenties.
"Everybody that I meet in the industry is so kind, giving, and they are some of the most amazing women." She ended up competing in seven pageants total.
Michael Fred Phelps was born on June 30, 1985 in Baltimore, Maryland, to Fred and Debbie Phelps.
The youngest of three children, Michael Phelps and his sisters grew up in the neighborhood of Rodgers Forge.
Michael is currently in rehab, he entered in early October after he was arrested for his second DUI in September.
The Olympian is expected to be released from rehab this week but we have to say it’s pretty intense timing for him.
“Everything I've done, I've been able to learn from - mistakes I've made in the pool, mistakes I've made out of the pool. They haven't always been good times but I've learned from them.”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. Phelps announced his retirement in 2012, however, in April 2014, he announced he was coming out of retirement and would return to professional competition at the age of 28. At the 2016 Olympic Games, he won one silver and five gold medals, becoming the oldest individual gold medalist in Olympic swimming history, as well as the first swimmer to win four consecutive golds in the same event, the 200-meter individual medley.