The most decorated Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps, otherwise known as The Flying Fish or the Baltimore Bullet is an international superstar. Hailing from Baltimore, Maryland, the world-renowned swimmer has won a record-breaking 28 Olympic medals, 23 being gold across various events to earn a global reputation and fanbase. Phelps is a highly versatile swimmer who has competed at the top level in various categories, including butterfly, freestyle, backstroke and individual medley – all of different lengths, though he specialised in short distance swimming due to his incredible speed and endless energy. Having earned his place in history, Michael is now motivating audiences internationally as an after dinner and keynote speaker.
A swimmer since the age of seven, Phelps had already broken national records for his age group by the time he was 10. A year later he was the holder of 11 age group records, eight in long and three in short course. In 2000, Michael became the youngest male to make the USA Olympic team in 68 years. He made his Olympic debut at the Sydney Summer Olympics and managed to secure fifth place in the 200-meter butterfly.
A staple career highlight for Michael can be seen during the 2008 Bejing Olympic Games when he managed to collect a record-breaking eight gold medals throughout the competition. Continuing to shock the entire world with his skill, he managed to take six gold and two bronze medals home at the 2004 Athens Games before winning four gold and two silver at the London 2012 Olympics. At his most recent Olympics in 2016, he walked away with a total of six medals- five gold and one silver. His unimaginable ability meant that he was named the most successful athlete of the Games for four years consecutively.
A keen philanthropist, Michael launched the Michael Phelps Foundation in 2008. Here he helps to promote healthier lifestyles and swimming to younger people. The multi-World Champion has now gone onto share his personal experiences with mental health issues. An advocate for eradicating the stigma around disorders including ADHD, anxiety and depression, Phelps joined the board of mental health charity, Medibio.
There is arguably no-one better placed in sport to discuss the road to glory and the outright dedication that it requires. Michael can talk on themes of teamwork, about how he worked with his coaching team as a young man and later as the unbelievable athlete that he became. He can discuss how his love and passion for swimming and the Olympics inspired him and how medals motivated him.
As far as wow factor is concerned there is no motivational after dinner speaker like Michael Phelps. To give your team a big boost and show how much you care about their performance, there is no inspirational speaker like Michael Phelps. Book him today via Champions Speakers to make a splash at your corporate events, product launches, charity events and award ceremonies. Get in touch using the contact details below.
At corporate events Michael is known to speak on the following topics:
- Overcoming Obstacles
- Olympic Speaker
- Training for Sport