Swimming Champion Story

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At what age did Michael Phelps begin his swimming career?

five

What was Michael Phelps initially afraid of when swimming?

putting his head underwater

Where was Michael Phelps born?

Baltimore, Maryland

How many Olympic gold medals did Michael Phelps win in the 2008 Olympics?

eight

Who was Michael Phelps's coach?

Bob Bowman

What was Michael Phelps' initial fear in swimming and how did he overcome it?

Michael Phelps was initially afraid to put his head underwater. He overcame this fear by learning to backstroke so he could keep his head above the water.

How many Olympic gold medals did Michael Phelps win in the 2008 Olympics and in how many different styles of swimming did he compete?

Michael Phelps won eight gold medals in the 2008 Olympics and competed in eight different styles of swimming.

Who invited Michael Phelps to the U.S national team and for which Summer Olympics did he compete in Sydney?

Michael Phelps was invited to the U.S national team at the age of 15 and competed in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.

What did Michael Phelps' coach, Bob Bowman, say about his practice habits and dedication towards reaching his goals?

Bob Bowman said, 'I have never seen anyone practice like Phelps. He is always practicing to reach his goals, even during holidays and his birthday.'

Where did Michael Phelps begin his swimming career and what age did he start?

Michael Phelps began his swimming career in Baltimore at the age of five.

Read about the inspiring journey of a young swimming prodigy who overcame fear to become a champion. Follow his path from fear to triumph in the pool.

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