By: Katie Kelly
Timeline (Vital Statistics)
1992- His parents divorce, and he learns to swim.
2000- He competes in the Olympics.
2001- Michael becomes a professional swimmer.
2003- He breaks 8 world records.
2004- He was arrested for driving under the influence.
2009- Michael was photographed holding a marijuana pipe and suspended from competitions for 3 months. His book called How to Train with a T. Rex and Win 8 Gold Medals was also published.
Drinking and Driving
This is Michael talking about driving under the influence.
Michael and Bob
This is a picture of Michael and his coach Bob Bowman.
This is a picture of Michael at the 2000 Olympics.
A Special Person
Effect on the World
Words Cannot Describe Him
Athletic- Michael is athletic because he is a professional swimmer and has competed in the Olympics since he was 15.
Determined- Michael is determined because he had to beat every goal he set and if he didn't meet them, he tried harder the next time.
Hardworking- Michael is hardworking because he trained every single day.
Talented- Michael is talented because he has 14 gold medals from the Olympics and hold six world records for the fastest swimming times.