Michael Phelps
Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps is the most decorated swimmer in history, capturing a total of 28 medals including a record-setting 23 gold medals, over the course of his career.

Phelps also holds the all-time records for Olympic gold medals (23), Olympic gold medals in individual events (13), and Olympic medals in individual events (16).

When he won eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games, Phelps broke fellow American swimmer Mark Spitz's 1972 record of seven first-place finishes at any
single Olympic Games.

Phelps utilized his performance bonus for winning eight gold medals in 2008 to establish the Michael Phelps Foundation. Committed to growing the sport of swimming, the Foundation addresses the need for water-safety through its signature program - im - that is available through the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Special Olympics International.

The most decorated swimmer in World Championships history, Phelps launched his own competitive swimwear brand - MP - in partnership with Aqua Sphere in 2014. He has published two autobiographies - No Limits: The Will to Success and Beneath the Surface - that were New York Times and USA Today best sellers, as well as published one children's book - How to Train with a T-Rex and Win Eight Gold Medals.

He is a highly regarded inspirational speaker, sharing his message of "Dream, Plan, Reach" with audiences ranging from children to business executives. Michael shares his experiences and struggles achieving excellence over the years and how business leaders can chart a similar path.