Michael Phelps

Posted on August 19, 2012 by Beach Bum @ The Beach Company | 0 Comments

An ode to Michael Phelps, the best swimmer in the world!
A brief profile and his quotations.

Michael Fred Phelps II (born June 30, 1985) is a retired American swimmer and the most decorated Olympian of all time with 22 medals.

Phelps also holds the all-time records for Olympic gold medals (18, double that of the next highest record holders). 
In winning eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games, Phelps took the record for the most first-place finishes at any single Olympic Games. Five of those victories were in individual events, tying the single Games record. In the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Phelps won four golds and two silver medals, making him the most successful athlete of the Games for the third Olympics in a row.



“You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.” 
― Michael Phelps

“Swimming is normal for me. I'm relaxed. I'm comfortable, and I know my surroundings. It's my home.” 
― Michael Phelps

“If I didn't swim my best, I'd think about it at school, at dinner, with my friends. It would drive me crazy.” 
― Michael Phelps

“I knew I was not a failure in any way, and so did those close to me. It doesn't matter if you fall short; it is never a failure to go after your goals with everything you've got.” 
― Michael Phelps, No Limits: The Will to Succeed

“If you say "can't" you're restricting what you can do or ever will do.” 
― Michael Phelps, No Limits: The Will to Succeed

“That's it. Thats Bob's game. His drill...is really quite simple- make a habit of doing things other's weren't willing to do.” 
― Michael Phelps, No Limits: The Will to Succeed

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