Michael Phelps, a competitive swimmer, is the most decorated Olympian of all time.
Born 30 June 1985, in Baltimore, Maryland, to Michael Fred Phelps and Deborah Sue Davisson, Michael is their youngest of three children. His father was a Maryland state trooper and his mom worked as a middle school principal. Michael is of German, English, Irish, Welsh and Scottish descent.
Michael started swimming at the age of 7, and by 10 years of age he held the national record in his age group for the 100-meter butterfly.
With 28 of them, Michael holds the record for Olympic medals. He also holds all time records for Olympic golds He's the long course world record holder in the 100-meter butterfly, 200-meter butterfly and 400-meter individual medley. Michael's won 83 medals in major competitions, totaling 66 gold, 14 silver, and 3 bronze in the Olympics, the World, and the Pan Pacific Championships.
Boomer Robert Phelps, Michael's son with his fiance, former Miss California USA Nicole Johnson, was born May 5, 2016.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Michael by comparing test results with other
carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA.
Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
How Cool?!! I am related to Michael (so far) 5 ways! Two ways on my Maternal German side, One each (so far) on my Paternal Welsh, English and Scottish sides. The crazy thing is that my Mother's family is from PA and my Father's from SC, and the two have never met. (well, except for my mother and father a couple of times, obviously. LOL)