Some Lesser Known Facts About Michael Phelps
- Does Michael Phelps smoke?: Not Known
- Does Michael Phelps drink alcohol?: Yes
- His father, Fred, was a state trooper and was also an all-round athlete.
- When Phelps was 9 years old, his parents divorced in 1994.
- His sister was also a swimmer and he was inspired by her to join swimming. He began swimming at the age of 7.
- He was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), when he was in 6th grade.
- At the age of 10, he held the national record in his age group.
- He was the youngest swimmer of USA, when he participated in the 2000 Summer Olympics at the age of 15.