He started when he was 7. He competed in his first Olympics at 15 years of age with the 5th Place finish in the 200 m butterfly in the 2000 Olympics.
Some childhood experiences of Michael Phelps include his initial fear of water and learning swimming when he was merely 7 years old. He was diagnosed with ADHD just as he was beginning to master swimming. Encouraged by his sisters, he learnt to swim. Swimming was also an outlet for his abundant energy.
Swimmer Michael Phelps was only fifteen years old when he made his first appearance at the Olympic Games.
Michael and Deborah Phelps are Michael Phelps parents. Whitney and Hilary are Michael's two sisters. Michael is 29 years old and lives in Towson, MD.
Olympic champion swimmer Michael Phelps is 32 years old (birthdate: June 30, 1985).
Michael was 9 years old.
He started swimming at the age of 8 yrs old.
Michael was 21
Yes, Michael Phelps has spoken about his father in interviews. His father divorced his mother when Michael was just 8 years old.