Michael Phelps Height Weight Body Statistics

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Born Name

Michael Fred Phelps II

Nick Name

Superman, The Baltimore Bullet, Flying Fish, MP, Gomer

Michael Phelps during a medal ceremony for the Men’s 100 Meter Butterfly competition at the 2016 USA Olympic Team Swimming Testing
Michael Phelps during a medal ceremony for the Men’s 100 Meter Butterfly competition at the 2016 USA Olympic Team Swimming Testing

Sun Sign

Cancer

Born Place / Residence

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Phelps went to Rodgers Forge Elementary, Dumbarton Middle School and Towson High School from where he later graduated in 2003.

After Michael finished high schooling, he enrolled himself into the University of Michigan to major in Sports Management.

Occupation

Professional Swimmer

Family

  • Father – Michael Fred Phelps (Retired Maryland State Trooper)
  • Mother – Deborah Sue “Debbie” (née Davisson) (Middle School Principal)
  • Siblings – Whitney Phelps (Older Sister), Hilary Phelps (Older Sister)

Manager

Phelps is signed with –

  • Octagon (Sports Management Gesellschaft)
  • Michael Phelps Foundation

Swimming Styles

Backstroke, Freestyle, Individual medley, Butterfly

Build

Athletic

Height

6 ft 4 in or 193 cm

Weight

90 kg or 198.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Michael Phelps dated –

  1. Lily DonaldsonIn 2008, Michael was RUMORed to be dating the English fashion model Lily Donaldson.
  2. Stephanie Rice (2008) – In August 2008, Phelps had a fling with the Australian female swimmer, Stephanie Rice.
  3. Caroline Pal (2008-2009) – Phelps was in a brief relationship with the American waitress Caroline Pal with whom he met during the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. They dated from September 2008 to April 2009.
  4. Maria Ho (2008) – RUMOR
  5. Carrie Prejean (2009) – In 2009, Michael dated with an American model Carrie Prejean. They were together for several months before they split up during the same year.
  6. Brittny Gastineau (2010-2011) – In the period from November 2010 until February 2011, the American swimming superstar was in a relationship with the American socialite Brittny Gastineau.
  7. Megan Rossee (2012-2013) – From 2012 to early 2013, Michael dated an American model Megan Rossee.
  8. Win McMurry (2013) – In 2013, Phelps was in a brief relationship with the American TV Personality Win McMurry.
  9. Taylor Lianne Chandler (2014) – RUMOR
  10. Nicole Johnson (2009-2012; 2014-Present) – Michael first commenced dating Nicole Johnson in 2009. The couple stayed together for three years until 2012 when they temporarily parted ways. Shortly after they got back together. Phelps and Nicole engaged on February 21, 2015. Together they have one son Boomer Robert Phelps (b. May 5, 2016).
Michael Phelps and Nicole Johnson
Michael Phelps and Nicole Johnson

Race / Ethnicity

White

Michael is of English, Irish, Welsh, German, and Scottish descent.

Hair Color

Light Brown

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Big Ears
  • Huge wingspan (His arm to arm length can extend to 6 ft 7 in)
  • Elongated face

Measurements

Michael Phelps’ body specifications may be –

  • Chest – 47.5 in or 121 cm
  • Arms / Biceps – 16 in or 41 cm
  • Waist – 35 in or 89 cm
Michael Phelps shirtless body
Michael Phelps shirtless body

Shoe Size

14 (US)

Brand Endorsements

Michael has signed endorsement deals with Speedo, Omega, AT&T, Powerbar, Visa, Argent Mortgage, etc.

He has also appeared in TV adverts for Under Armour, Subway restaurants, Head & Shoulders and others.

Religion

Phelps believes in God.

Best Known For

For many experts, Phelps has been the best swimmer on the planet because of his domination in the swimming pool. He will be remembered for winning 8 gold medals at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and for being the most dominating Olympian of all time (22 medals until 2016 in a total of three Olympiads).

First Swimming Competition

Phelps had his professional swimming debut at the Sydney Summer Games in 2000. He competed in Men’s 200 meters Butterfly and finished 5th. At the time, Michael was only 15 years old.

First TV Show

Other than swimming matches itself, Michael was first seen in the TV show Miss USA 2005 as himself – Celebrity Judge in 2005.

Personal Trainer

Michael started receiving training from Bob Bowman when he was 11 and since then, these two work together all of the time. Phelps credits Bob for his accomplishments and for pushing him since a young age.

Michael is known for his tireless work ethic and for being very energetic. He spends 3 to 5 hours in the pool working out and eats an enormous 10,000 calories a day. He works out six days a week and hasn’t missed a single workout for years (No holidays, No off days).

In continuation, there are numerous videos of Phelps’ physical preparation which can be seen on the following links –

Michael Phelps Favorite Things

  • City In The USA – Baltimore
  • International Destination – Australia
  • Music – Hip Hop
  • Celebrity Michael Jordan
  • Food Menu – Cereal / oatmeal for breakfasts, Protein and eggs after practice
  • Food – Corn Dogs
  • Music ArtistsEminem, Usher, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent
  • Movie – Tommy Boy (1995)
  • Color – Blue
  • Actor Scott Baio
SourceUSA Swimming
Michael Phelps prior to Men’s 100 Meter Butterfly competition at USA’s 2016 Olympic Team Swimming Testing
Michael Phelps prior to Men’s 100 Meter Butterfly competition at USA’s 2016 Olympic Team Swimming Testing

Michael Phelps Facts

  1. Phelps’ parents divorced when he was 9.
  2. He started swimming at the age of 7.
  3. Growing up, he idolized Ian Thorpe.
  4. When Michael was 11, he was identified with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
  5. Phelps’ first club was North Baltimore Aquatic Club. He was coached by Bob Bowman.
  6. At the 2001 World Aquatics Championship, Michael set a world record in the 200-meter butterfly and became the youngest swimmer to set a swimming world record. At the time, Phelps was only 15 years and 9 months old.
  7. He won 4 gold medals and two silvers at the 2003 World Aquatics Championships. He also broke five world records during the event.
  8. Michael won a total of 17 medals at the World Championships in the period from 2001 to 2007.
  9. He has double-jointed knees and elbows which help him for the dolphin-like kick while he swims.
  10. Michael competed for the USA in 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012 Olympic games.
  11. In February 2009, there was a picture posted by a friend of Michael that shows the swimmer smoking marijuana at a party.
  12. He once owned a black Cadillac Escalade. It is not known if he still owns it or not.
  13. There’s a street named after Michael at his birthplace Towson, Maryland.
  14. He was named World Swimmer of the Year in 2003, 2004, and 2006.
  15. At the age of 19 in November 2004, Phelps was charged with driving under the influence (DUI). He had to pay $250, was sentenced to serve 18 months probation and attended Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) meeting.
  16. In September 2014, Phelps again was handcuffed by the police for driving under the influence of alcohol. After the incident, Michael was suspended from all swimming events for a period of six months and was excluded from the list of swimmers that needed to represent the USA at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships.
  17. At the 2008 Olympics, Phelps was RUMORed to be using illicit drugs in order to increase his performance in the swimming pool. He later rejected the rumors by passing all the nine tests of the official anti-doping testing system.
  18. In 2008, Phelps opened the Michael Phelps Foundation which focuses on expanding swimming as a sport and promotes a healthier way of living.
  19. He stated that his mother was the most influential person for him.
  20. When Michael has free time, he plays video games or watches television.
  21. He loves to play golf.
  22. At the University of Michigan, Phelps had sometimes worked as an assistant coach of Bob Bowman.
  23. Despite he retired after the 2012 Olympic Games in London, in April 2014, Michael stated that he would be going back in the swimming pool. In May 2014, Phelps competed in the 100-meter butterfly event in Charlotte, North Carolina where he finished in first place.
  24. Michael qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio after he won the 200 m individual medley and 100 m butterfly events during the USA Olympic Team testings.
  25. Visit his official website @ michaelphelps.com.
  26. Follow Phelps on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.

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