Fast: US swimmer Michael Phelps competes in the men's 200m butterfly semi-final swimming event at the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 30, 2012 in London - AFP Getty Images - via DailyMail

Fast: US swimmer Michael Phelps competes in the men's 200m butterfly semi-final swimming event at the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 30, 2012 in London - AFP Getty Images - via DailyMail

Usain Bolt may have been the only athlete who upstaged swimmer Michael Phelps in the recent Beijing Olympics. The Jamaican sprinter surprisingly set two individual world records in the 100 and 200 meters and was part of a 4×100 relay world record Jamaican team.

Usain Bolt may have been the only athlete who upstaged swimmer Michael Phelps in the recent Beijing Olympics. The Jamaican sprinter surprisingly set two individual world records in the 100 and 200 meters and was part of a 4×100 relay world record Jamaican team.

Amid the all the world records and Olympic gold medals, Michael Phelps is just another guy who's had to deal with a problem that's confronted many other people: attention-deficit hyperactivity  disorder, or ADHD. After an inability to concentrate led to the diagnosis  when Phelps was in middle school, he worked with his parents and  teachers to impose a better structure on his life and learning habits.  Coupled with the right medication and dedication, he was able to  overcome the issue.

Amid the all the world records and Olympic gold medals, Michael Phelps is just another guy who's had to deal with a problem that's confronted many other people: attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. After an inability to concentrate led to the diagnosis when Phelps was in middle school, he worked with his parents and teachers to impose a better structure on his life and learning habits. Coupled with the right medication and dedication, he was able to overcome the issue.

I found swimming at 54.  I'll give it up when dirt over my face will be the exchange for the water on my face.

I found swimming at 54. I'll give it up when dirt over my face will be the exchange for the water on my face.

Friday Swimspiration! "Don't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the further you get." – Swimming sensation – and the most decorated Olympian of all time – Michael Phelps, to the U.K.'s Daily Mail

Friday Swimspiration! "Don't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the further you get." – Swimming sensation – and the most decorated Olympian of all time – Michael Phelps, to the U.K.'s Daily Mail

Chad le Clos wins gold at the 2012 Olympics just beating his hero, Michael Phelps, in the 200m butterfly

Chad le Clos wins gold at the 2012 Olympics just beating his hero, Michael Phelps, in the 200m butterfly

Michael Phelps, good swimmer. Michael Phelps, buen nadador. Él ganó muchas medallas en las olimpiadas de londres 2012 y fue el récord de medallas en las olimpiadas.

Michael Phelps, good swimmer. Michael Phelps, buen nadador. Él ganó muchas medallas en las olimpiadas de londres 2012 y fue el récord de medallas en las olimpiadas.

#RIO2016 #TOPSHOT USA's Michael Phelps competes in the Men's 200m Butterfly Semifinal during the swimming event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics...

#RIO2016 #TOPSHOT USA's Michael Phelps competes in the Men's 200m Butterfly Semifinal during the swimming event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics...

Pinterest • The world’s catalogue of ideas
Search