A Coggle Diagram about Sports (Men's 100m butterfly, Men's 4x100m medley relay, Men's 4x100m freestyle relay, Men's 100m individual medley , Men's 200m butterfly and Men's 4x200m freestyle relay), Personal bests (100m freestyle: 47.51 2008 Olympic Games , 100m butterfly: 49.82 2009 Fina world championships , 200m individual medley: 1.54.16 2011 Fina world championships , 400m individual medley: 4.03.84 2008 Olympics Games, 200m freestyle: 1.42.96 2008 Olympic Games and 200m butterfly: 1.51.51 2009 Fina world championships ), Childhood (Phelps started swimming when his two older sisters joined the local swimming team. Whitney the oldest tried out for the U.S Olympic team at 15, but injuries changed that. Michael was still small at seven, and still a little scared to put his head under the water, so the instructor said he could float, naturally the first stroke he learnt was back stroke. , After he saw swimmers Tom Malchow and Tom Dolan compete at the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta, Phelps began to dream of becoming a champion. He launched his swimming career at the Loyola High School pool. He met his coach, Bob Bowman, when he started training at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club at the Meadowbrook Aquatic and Fitness Center. The coach immediately recognized Phelps's talents and fierce sense of competition and began an intense training regime together. By 1999, Phelps had made the U.S. National B Team., At the age of 15, Phelps became the youngest American male swimmer to compete at an Olympic Games in 68 years. While he didn't win a medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, he would soon become a major force in competitive swimming., n the spring of 2001, Phelps set the world record in the 200-meter butterfly, becoming the youngest male swimmer in history (at 15 years and 9 months) to ever set a world swimming record. He then broke his own record at the 2001 World Championships in Japan, with a time of 1:54:58, earning his first international medal. Phelps continued to set new marks at the 2002 U.S. Summer Nationals in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, establishing a new world record for the 400-meter individual medley, and U.S. records in the 100-meter butterfly and the 200-meter individual medley. The following year, at the same event, he broke his own world record in the 400-meter individual medley with a time of 4:09.09. and Shortly after graduating from Towson in 2003, 17-year-old Phelps set five world records, including the 200-meter individual medley at the World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, with a time of 1:56:04. Then during the U.S. trials for the 2004 Summer Olympics, he broke his own world again in the 400 meter individual medley, with a time of 4:08:41.), Medal total (Gold: 23, Silver: 03 and Bronze: 02 ) and Food he consumes (Everyone is amazed to hear that anyone could possibly consume 12,000 calories each day, but Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps’ diet includes lots of food when he is training. Phelps trains six days a week and exercises five hours a day, so he is using up the calories that he consumes. He revealed his typical daily diet during an interview that amazed everyone to hear that his breakfast alone includes three fried egg sandwiches with a lot of cheese, lettuce, tomato, fried onions, and mayonnaise. That is only the beginning though. He also drinks two cups of coffee, and eats a five egg omelet, one bowl of grits, which are a maize porridge, three slices of French toast with powdered sugar, and three chocolate chip pancakes.Michael Phelps Diet Most people eat that much in two days, but Michael Phelps’ diet must give him the energy he needs. For lunch, he then has one pound of pasta with tomato sauce, two large ham and cheese sandwiches with mayonnaise on white bread, plus energy drinks that equal around 1,000 calories. Dinner includes another pound of pasta with sauce, a whole pizza of six or eight slices, and more energy drinks. Even cyclists in the Tour de France only consume around 8,000 to 10,000 calories per day when they are competing.
Health professionals, such as sports trainers, nutritionists, physicians, and others say that Phelps can probably eat whatever he wants to eat. This is because his metabolism is so fast that he burns calories much faster than the average man of his age. His extreme training has forced his metabolism to speed up so that he can accommodate this many calories without becoming overweight.)