An American famous competition swimmer. He was best-known as a record setter for winning the most gold medal (18) of any Olympic athelete in history ( 6 golds in Athens 2004; 8 gold in Beijjing 2008 and 4 gold in London 2012). Besides, he earned 33 gold medals at world championship. He became the youngest male to break a world record .
He had taken a liking to swimming as his two older sisters joined a local swimming team. He first scared but soon accustomed to it. His first professional training is with coach Bob Bowman at the North Baltimore Aquatic club. At the age of 15, he was qualified enough for 2000 summer Olympic where he made to the finals. In 2001, world Aquatics championship, he started breaking and setting record. In 2012, he announced his retirement.
In 2015, he was engaged to Nicole Johnson