The one who dreams gets the things. To get and achieve something, one needs to think and dream about it. Dreaming is the first thing, to achieve and get something. No matters what you are thinking to pursue, Whether it has a bright future or not. Always remember that every field and one Ace, and you can be Ace of your field. People always make their passion a secondary choice, they think that by opting for passion, there would be no safe future. But if you follow your passion hardly, you can get success and fame in your field. After dreaming, one should have proper planning and execution of the plan to reach their mark. Michael Phelps is a former swimmer and the most successful and most decorated Olympian of all time.
Michael Phelps had planned his things when he was 8 years old. He had dreamed that one day he will compete in the Olympics and, today we all know him as one of the greatest swimmers of all time. Michael Phelps had followed his passion hardly and gained success in return. He had that level of dedication that makes him today the best. In this article, we will look at the daily routine of Michael Phelps. We will also get familiar with some of his facts and achievements. In end, we will look at some of the things that we can learn from him, to make our life even more better.
Who is Michael Phelps
- Michael Fred Phelps II (born June 30, 1985) is an American former competitive swimmer.
- He is the most successful and most decorated Olympian of all time with a total of 28 medals.
- When Phelps won eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games, he broke fellow American swimmer Mark Spitz’s 1972 record of seven first-place finishes at any single Olympic Games.
- He has won 82 medals in major international long course competitions, of which 65 were gold, 14 silver, and three bronze, spanning the Olympics, the World Championships, and the Pan Pacific Championships.
- After the 2008 Summer Olympics, Phelps started the Michael Phelps Foundation, which focuses on growing the sport of swimming and promoting healthier lifestyles.
- Phelps is married to former Miss California USA Nicole Johnson. They secretly married on June 13, 2016, and the marriage was not publicly reported until four months later.
- They have three sons, Boomer Robert Phelps, born on May 5, 2016, Beckett Richard Phelps, born on February 12, 2018, and Maverick Nicolas Phelps, born on September 9, 2019.
- Given that 205 countries are competing in Rio, Phelps has more medals than 75% of the rest of the world.
|Full name||Michael Fred Phelps II|
|Nickname(s)||“The Baltimore Bullet”|
|National team||United States|
|Born||June 30, 1985 (age 36)|
Baltimore, Maryland, US
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight||194 lb (88 kg)|
|Strokes||butterfly, individual medley, freestyle, backstroke|
|Club||North Baltimore Aquatic Club|
Morning of Michael Phelps
- Wakes up early in the morning
Michael Phelps has a good habit of waking up early in the morning, he Wakes up at around 6 a.m. Waking early is the good habit, if you only day dream the things and never works on it, you will not get success ever.
- Swimming time
After having shower, Michael do the things which he loves the most. He loves to swim which makes him swim and practise with great ease. This is the positive part of selecting the passion as your full time future. You do the things which you loves. He swims for 2 hours from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
- Gym time
After Swimming, he gets back to gym with her wife, where they do weight lifting. By liftting weights he builds his strength. Building strength helps him to swim even more faster.
(At the gym, my wife and I lift three days a week for about an hour to an hour and a half. Then, the other days we typically do some type of cardio. We might do it together, we might not. She’ll do Pilates and yoga, whereas I’ll swim or hop on the elliptical or something.)
- Breakfast time
After finshing all his morning workouts, he haves his breakfast. Between the workouts he only takes energy drinks. In breakfast, Michael Phelps usually haves Three fried-egg sandwiches with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, fried onions and mayonnaise. Two cups of coffee. One five-egg omelette. One bowl of grain. Three slices of French toast topped. Three chocolate-chip pancakes for his breakfast.
Afternoon of Michael Phelps
- Nap time
After having breakfast, Michael Phelps takes his body a proper rest. He knows the important of rest, as after rest our body gets more productive.
- Lunch time
After Nap, Michael Phelps have his Lunch, his lunch commonly containsOne pound of pasta. Two large ham and cheese sandwiches with mayonnaise on white bread, plus energy drinks.
- Free time
This is his free time, which he loves to utilise with his family. He loves his family and spends time with them. In this time he also visit his social handles, and read messages and replies to all of them. He enjoys his afternoon by making himself free from works.
Evening of Michael Phelps
- Swimming schedule
After spending free time in afternoon, In evening Michael Phelps backs to his pool and nourish his skills and practise swimming for 2 hours. He enjoys his practising, as he loves swimming.
- Dinner time
Michael Phelps have his dinner with his family, in dinner he loves to have One pound of pasta, an entire pizza, and even more energy drinks. He is not so concious about his diet, he eats what he loves.
- Family time
After having dinner Michales Phelps spends his time with his family. He is family man and know the importance of giving time to family, he loves to share his thoughts with his family.
- Bed time
After spending time with his family, its time to give rest to body. Michael Phelps is at bed at around 10 p.m. He takes a deep sleep and after waking up in morning his cycles repeats.
(Sleep is also a big part of my recovery. It’s really important that my body gets enough rest so that I’m ready to go for my next race or training session.)
“I want to change the sport of swimming. I want people to talk about it, think about it, and look forward to seeing it. I want them to want to jump in and do it. That’s my goal.”
Facts about Miachel Phelps
- He is sometimes called by the nickname MP or The Baltimore Bullet.
- At the Beijing Olympics fans called him the Deep Sea Frog and the Half-man Half-fish. His teammates called him “Gomer”.
- Michael eats around 12,000 calories of food every day. That’s a lot of food!
- He received a $1M bonus from Speedo for winning at least 7 gold medals in one Olympics. At 15 years, 9 months he was the youngest male to break a world record in swimming.
- If Michael Phelps was a country, he’d be ranked 32nd on the all-time medal count. That’s all-time, as in everything a country has won in 120 years and 28 Summer Olympics.
- Only 46 countries on the planet have won more total medals than Phelps. Note: We’re comparing him to active countries. Sorry, USSR and East Germany.
- That means Phelps has more Summer Olympic medals than 160 countries. (Of those, 87 have won at least one medal but are below Phelps’ total of 28. The additional 73 have never made a podium in history.)
- Countries with a combined population of 2.7 billion don’t have as many total golds (21) as Phelps does by himself. Separately, if you added up the total population of all the countries that don’t have as many medals by themselves as Phelps, you get approximately 4.4 billion. The world population is estimated at 7.4 billion.
Mind blowing fact
- We’re not picking on India, just using the world’s second-biggest country as a comparison. (They’re the most dominant men’s field hockey team in history, by the way.) But Argentina is home to the greatest soccer player in the world (Messi), one of the all-time soccer greats (Maradona), two U.S. Open tennis champions (Juan Martin Del Potro and Gabriela Sabatini), NBA champs (Manu Ginobili), a two-time major champion in golf (Angel Cabrera), a slew of other great athletes and a women’s field hockey team that consistently ranks as one of the best in the world. It’s competed in 24 of the 28 Summer Olympics. In other words, Argentina is a place that values sport (and has been home to many-a big-time athlete). Michael Phelps has more five more gold medals than Argentina has in 116 years of Olympic participation.
- Phelps is one of three athletes in history to win the same event at four straight Olympics. Al Oerter won the discus from 1956-1968. Carl Lewis won the long jump from 1984-1996. And Phelps has won the 200 IM from 2004-2016. Other than the club Phelps created for himself, this is the most exclusive one in the Olympics.
Achievements and awards received by Michael Phelps
- Swimming World World Swimmer of the Year Award: 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2016
- Swimming World American Swimmer of the Year Award: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2015, 2016
- Fédération internationale de natation swimmer of the year (since 2010): 2012, 2016
- (since 2004) Golden Goggle Male Performance of the Year: 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2016
- Golden Goggle Relay Performance of the Year (since 2004): 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009,2016
- (since 2004) Golden Goggle Male Athlete of the Year 2004, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2014,2015, 2016
- The Golden Goggle Impact award: 2016
- SwimSwam Swammy Award for Male Swimmer of the Year: 2016
- USOC SportsMan of the Year Award: 2004, 2008, 2011–12, 2016
- James E. Sullivan Award: 2003
- Gazzetta dello Sport Sportsman of the Year: 2003, 2004
- Laureus Sportsman of the Year Award (nominated): 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2013
- Laureus Comeback of the Year Award: 2017
- Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year: 2008
- Associated Press Athlete of the Year: 2008, 2012
- Marca Leyenda award: 2008
- Morton E. Ruderman Award in Inclusion, 2019, to recognize his advocacy for people with disabilities and his own journey with mental health.
Learning from Michael Phelps
- Deal with your own issues effectively — Michael certainly dealt with ADHD and his parents’ divorce that way.
- He was less than an average student at school, but Michael was a passionate and dedicated student of his sport. The young swimmer is known to have studied tapes of his races over and over, zeroing in on mistakes and working towards bettering himself constantly. Excellent is still not good enough.
- Always remains calm and focused on the your goal.
- Phelps’ dedication to swimming was apparent back when he was nine and began to break national records in his age group. His commitment to what he does has grown with him.
- Do Not Be Afraid to Announce Your Goals Publicly.
- Work With Your Strengths and Weaknesses, Accentuating the Positives
- Assemble a Team to Support You in Pursuing Your Goals.
- Never Give Up.
Quotes by Michael Phelps
- you know, being able to wear the stars and stripes, when you step up on one of the blocks or, you know, when you step off of an airplane or when you hear the national anthem play, you know, it’s one of the greatest feelings in the world because you know that there are people at home who are supporting you and watching you
- This is my 20th year in the sport. I’ve known swimming and that’s it. I don’t want to swim past age 30; if I continue after this Olympics, and come back in 2016, I’ll be 31. I’m looking forward to being able to see the other side of the fence.
- I think sometimes I guess you see records say you want to get there and use that as motivation. In a way, it’s kind of cool if there is a possibility to rewrite history and be up there with the greats of Olympic history.
- It doesn’t matter what else is going on. When you walk into your arena or your – whatever you excel at, you’re there to take care of the job that you have to do.
- I know it won’t be eight medals again. If you want to compare me to that, that’s your decision, not mine. I’m going out there to try to accomplish the things that I have in my mind and in my heart.
- I want to be able to look back and say, ‘I’ve done everything I can, and I was successful.’ I don’t want to look back and say I should have done this or that. I’d like to change things for the younger generation of swimmers coming along.