Michael Fred Phelps was born June 30, 1985 to Fred and Debbie Phelps of Baltimore Maryland. At the age of seven he began swimming after being influenced by his older sisters Whitney and Hillary. Michael excelled at the sport using it as an outlet or excess energy cause by ADHD (attention deficit hyperactive disorder) and by the time he was ten held the record for his age group. As his fifteenth birthday approached he would qualify for the 2000 Summer Olympic team in Sydney, but return home with no medals. Phelps continued his training at the North Baltimore Aquatic Center with Coach Bob Bowman who began getting him ready for the 2004 Athens Olympics. Phelps walked away with 6 gold and 2 bronze medals and a new goal, to get an English degree. Later that year Phelps began school at University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Coach Bowman becoming the schools head swim coach. Because of Phelps professional status he could not swim for the school but only help train the athletes. In 2004 he was pulled over or drunk driving in Salisbury, Maryland, he pleaded guilty and spoke with high school students about the dangers of driving under the influence. In 2007 Phelps qualified for the 2008 Olympic team, he began intense training which would pay off earning him 8 gold medals. Phelps took all gold’s in Beijing setting records for fastest times and most medals one in a single Olympics. Phelps received a 1 million dollar bonus endorsement from Speedo for winning the 8 medals at the Beijing Olympics. Michael now plans to move back to Baltimore as he becomes CEO of the North Baltimore Aquatic Center, bring Coach Bob Bowman along for the ride saying "I'm not going to swim for anybody else” and that they can both help the aquatic center thrive. Phelps holds 14 Olympic medals and 7 world records in swimming, and is loved by the public.