Swimming Career Highlights
Michael Phelps, USA Born : 1985 in Baltimore, USA. The greatest all-round swimmer in the world and lays strong claim to title - the greatest of all time. Winner of 6 gold medals at the Athens Olympics, Phelps has dominated the Individual Medley for both 200 and 400 Metres. Multi World record holder for both IM and  Butterfly events.  His world domination was confirmed at the 2007 World Championships where he won individual golds in 200 metres Freestyle, 100 metres and 200 metres  Butterfly , 200 metres IM  and 400 metres IM all in world record times. He won 7 golds at the championship. In the Beijing Olympics he became the greatest Olympian of all time in terms of gold medals won and he surpassed Spitz's 7 gold medal haul with an amazing 8 !! In 2009 after a 4 month lay-off he took another 5 golds retaining both his Butterfly titles in world records. In 2011 whilst losing out twice to Lochte, he continued his dominance in the butterfly. The 2012 London Olympics saw an end to his total dominance but he became the most successful Olympian in history with his 22nd medal and the first man to win golds in 3 consecutive Games . Amazingly he came back from retirement to win 5 further gold medals to take his total to 23 !!

 

Titles (Long Course)

2001:
World: 200 metres Butterfly
2002:
Pan Pacific: 200 metres IM; 400 metres IM
2003:
World: 200 metres IM; 400 metres IM; 200 metres Butterfly
World Swimmer of the Year
2004:

Olympics: 200 metres IM; 400 metres IM;
100 metres Butterfly; 200 metres Butterfly;
4 x 200metres Freestyle relay; 4 x 100 metres Medley relay
World Swimmer of the Year
2005:
2006:
Pan Pacific: 200 metres Butterfly; 400 metres IM; 200 metres IM
4 x 100 metres Freestyle; 4 x 200 metres Freestyle
World Swimmer of the Year
2007:
World: 200 metres Freestyle; 100 metres Butterfly; 200 metres Butterfly; 200 metres IM;
400 metres IM
4 x 100 metres Freestyle relay; 4 x 200 metres Freestyle relay
World Swimmer of the Year
2008:
Olympics: 200 metres Freestyle; 200 metres IM; 400 metres IM;
100 metres Butterfly; 200 metres Butterfly
4 x 100 metres Freestyle relay; 4 x 200 metres Freestyle relay; 4 x 100 metres Medley relay
2009:
100 metres Butterfly; 200 metres Butterfly
World: 4 x 100 metres Freestyle relay; 4 x 200 metres Freestyle relay; 4 x 100 metres Medley relay
World Swimmer of the Year
2010:
Pan Pacific: 100 metres Butterfly; 200 metres Butterfly
World: 4 x 100 metres Freestyle relay; 4 x 200 metres Freestyle relay; 4 x 100 metres Medley relay
2011:
World: 100 metre Butterfly; 200 metres Butterfly; 4 x 200 metres Freestyle relay;
4 x 100  metres Medley
2012:
Olympics: 100 metres Butterfly; 200 metres IM; 4 x 200 metres Freestyle
4 x 100 metres Medley relay
World Swimmer of the Year
2013:
2014:

Pan Pacific: 100 metres Butterfly
2015:
2016:
Olympics: 200 metres Butterfly; 200 metres IM; 4 x 100 metres Freestyle relay; 4 x 200 metres Freestyle relay;
4 x 100 metres Medley relay
World Swimmer of the Year



World Records (Long Course)

2001:
200 metres Butterfly: 1.54.92; 1.54.58
2002:
400 metres IM: 4.11.09
2003:
200 metres Butterfly: 1.53.93
200 metres IM: 1.57.94; 1.56.04; 1.55.94
400 metres IM: 4.10.73; 4.09.09
2004:
400 metres IM: 4.08.41; 4.08.26
2005:
2006:
200 metres Butterfly: 1.53.80
200 metres IM: 1.55.84
2007:
200 metres Freestyle: 1.43.86
200 metres Butterfly: 1.53.71; 1.52.09
200 metres IM: 1.54.98
400 metres IM: 4.06.22
2008:
200 metres Freestyle: 1.42.96
200 metres Butterfly: 1.52.03
200 metres IM: 1.54.80; 1.54.23
400 metres IM: 4.05.25; 4.03.84
2009:
100 metres Butterfly: 50.22; 49.82
200 metres Butterfly: 1.51.51

Titles (Short Course)

2004:
World: 200 metres Freestyle