‘Where could his football career take him?’: Michael Phelps’ mother intervened when he was ready to threaten his soccer swimming career

American Idol, Michael Phelps, needs no official introduction. Having established his dominance in the pool, GOAT is one of the greatest athletes of all time. After being diagnosed with ADHD, Phelps was a hyperactive child. Swimming pools gave him a way to channel his energy!

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But Phelps did not want to limit himself to swimming pools. He wanted to explore more. Although he already had a tight work schedule, he was ready to give up his sleeping hours for something.

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Phelps was totally ready to give it up

When Phelps’ friends won places on the Townson High Football team, the young swimming champion wanted to try his hand at soccer. Highlighting his innocent desire, Phelps wrote in his book: I really wanted to join them.”

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – JUNE 24: Michael Phelps speaks during the 2022 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee Hall of Fame Gala on June 24, 2022 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Ethan Mito/Getty Images for USOPC)

Determined to join the fields, Phelps was already “Calculation of hours.” He had already set the hours for his homework, swimming training, and football practice. After many calculations, he concluded by removing “These are useless Eight hours to sleep He can join his friends. Upon hearing such unrealistic accounts, Phelps’ mother, Debbie, intervened.

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inquired, “wHere could his football career take him? ” By logically talking to her son, the mother made him realize that he was not thinking right. By understanding the situation, Phelps realized that he could with the strict schedule “Go to one or two of Matt’s games.” However, there was another sport that Phelps was still interested in!

Michael Phelps and his love of golf

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Phelps’ love of golf is not hidden. The ace swimmer is often spotted golfing. He is also a frequent participant in many celebrity events. After officially retiring from swimming, the swimmer maintains his competitive spirit by participating in several golf events.

For a special event, Jordan Spieth and Phelps collaborated. Praising the Flying Fish for its golfing skills, Speth noted it’s an asset in “A golf lesson. The professional golfer was also impressed by Phelps’ determination to raise awareness of mental health.

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Watch this story: Video re-appears of Michael Phelps Racing the Century with Ian Thorpe and Peter van den Hoogenband at the 2004 Athens Olympics

Spieth shared his experience playing with Phelps, “Having a golf lover to be the most decorated Olympian of all time; it’s really good for our sport.”

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