When Michael Phelps Was Just a Teenager | Before They Were Superstars

A trip back to Baltimore to see a young Michael Phelps reveal his brutal training regime shows why the swimming legend won 23 Olympic gold medals and became the greatest swimmer of all time. Visit the Olympic Channel, where the Games never end: /> Subscribe to the official Olympic channel here:

Andre Ripley
All lies, he grew up with dolphins. Its the only explanation.
i laughed so hard at the spinners part. just look at his face lmaooo he's so happy that they spin.
SquidKidDavid Eng
All this man needs is to eat, sleep, win 1 gold, and have spinners.
Sarah V
"One gold medal is all I want" hehe he got his wish a "few"😂 times
He was so dorky, man he's grown where has time gone?
Thaddeus G
One can tell that he used to watch 'pimp my ride' a lot on MTV.
Leah Hogan
"I only want 1 gold medal" How's 23 for you? 😂
The Batman
Man this kid could be an Olympian
misteer blavog
"all I want is just one gold medal"
tan lexuan
teen michael phelps = jim halpert from the office
Novely M
He loves those spinners 😂 he's such a dork. His face when showing off his car makes me happy 😂❤️
good for him he went for 1 gold and got far more than that
Lyndon MacLeod
Faded af during this whole interview lol
Daniel Cavalier
Two things. He said 'one gold medal is all I want' and now he has 23, no words. Second, those are the spinners Chase Kalisz, 400im rio silver medalist, was talking about, he used to train in Baltimore with Phelps, but at that age he was only 8 and he and his friends were fascinated about Michael's spinners. They were caught sneaking into his car to see them, and they run away when Michael saw them, and the next day he asked Phelps for autographs, good story
Scott Spaanstra
haha he's so happy about his car XD
William Dillery
He predicted fidget spinners
KitKat 1017
I'm not saying Micheal Phelps isn't a phenomenal swimmer, he is my idol, but he does have made advantages. He is double jointed in 3 large swimming muscles, his family knows more about swim then most, and he swam at an "ivy league" club since age 7. But he does have a crazy work ethic.
Isabela Cameron
"I hate to loose" 😂😂
arty party
I am a swimmer and I swim 5 times a week I am only 10 years old I want to become an Olympic swimmer
Patrick Callow
Michael is right :) be positive and confident and anything is possible :)
I think this kid will be a pretty good swimmer someday.
Eemia Sirron
HAHA did anyone else notice the Australian Flag towel? XD
Best Olympian EVER!!
Young Dancers
Aw I wasn't even born when this was filmed😂
Only wanted one gold medal, comes back a few years later with 23😂👏🏼 gg Michael you will always be the best
Temo Barajas
michael phelps the best swimer in the world
Michelle Polo
he got "1 gold medal" one too many times 😂
Lara Morris
It's sad too see the rest of the swimmers he was swimming with in the lanes cuz they are probs watching him swimming and are like border line suicide 😂
Dj Sparkles
"One gold medal is all I want" he ended up with like 23 😂
Starwise10 AJ
"All I want is one gold medal and what happens after that happens" Well you go on to win 22 more of course
1 gold 🥇 turned into about 22 golds 😂😂💓
Ivey Luo
You know, I'm not sure he's going to get that one gold medal
So, did he end up getting that gold medal? Hopefully so. He seems like he works really hard.
Yousuf Asghar
Working hard pays off, complete respect to the young man! Ahhhh he loves his car!
Ricky Trujillo
Straight pothead lol
christian johnson
"one gold medal is my goal" 😂😂😂 I couldn't help but laugh. little did he know
Agustín Gómez
(4:15) I have the same poster in my house
Nora Hanson
"One gold medal is all I want" well you have almost 30 now so I hope our happy
he looks like a Vulcan. teenage spok 😂
looks like that christmas training payed off...
He was driving with sandals. Thata dangerous young Michael...
Maya Pancakes
“1 gold medal is all I want”, cut forward to now, he has 23 gold medals!!!
Emma W
He talks about how unlikely it is he'll break a world record😑😑
1 gold medal 😂😂😂
Bob Duncan
wow i can tell he is going places!!! you never know, maybe he can go down as the best olympian of all time
Marlene Eichholz
one gold medal his goal. is he kidding?😂😂
Random6 Projects
you are my motivator philps
Hope this kid gets a medal seems like a good kid hopefully he turns out okay
That bit at 4:36 is absolutely bizarre haha
Epic skater 101
I live 30 minutes away from Michael
Giovanni Lufuta
That explains Y he is so good b cuz he trains every single day
Dev Mathur
Michel Phelps invented figet spinners😂
Carl Mape
Dude has freakishly long arms
Hello Darkness
idk why but i have a crush on phelps
Roberto Campos
I can tell this guy has a competitive drive that will make him an all time great. He's going to be a phenomenal Olympic Swimmer, mark my words.
well he got more than 1 that's for sure lol
Саня Жеребцов
the best and the greatest olympian of all time
John Adams
irish guy hear anything come of this guy😅
ghostcrafter12 Gameing and more
I'm 8 and we do 5 days a week for 3 weeks
A Gmail Account
what is the song?
Urban Audio
5:41 the urban fidget spinner
This man had fidget spinners before everyone went crazy over them
Michael Phaps
Rk Rk
Lmao spinners
Evin Verbrugge
He seems more happy about those spinners than anything else 😂😂
"I just want one gold" says the most decorated Olympian of all time. It really shows that we all start somewhere.
dawei liu
Amazing how a teenager can be so motivated!
The Proper Way
GG Phelps
James Ambrocio
The world's greatest runner and swimmer already retired. Now what are we gonna do?
Emely Cerda
Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa my boy
Haruki Suzuki 「cute, funny」
Nice Jim Halpert hair
sky kim
michael phelps created the fidget spinner
spud man
the cave dweller
I wonder if Michael likes fidget spinners?
Oh man, when the spinners were "so in" back in the days.
He became the Batman of water ❤
Ellableu O'Neal
I went swimming at the exact same pool Michael phelps did
Animal Artist68 Art World
I love Michael Phelps!!! 😊🏊 I love swimming!! I like being a positive person!!
Dorcas Kombo
I just want him to say *I'm a surfer dude*
He looks like Walter White son at young age
Brett Padfield
I live in the area and I swim for a team called asc and our rivals are nbac which is Phelps team
Jade Bacon
1+22 more I bet he is really happy now
Connor Little
the escalade lmao
Glen Roberts
I personally dont him something is wrong.
Ava Lauren Ponce
The things that he wished for that he thought wouldn't come true came true hope that could happen to me
Marisol Alfonso
If Jim from the Office went a different route in life
K Freese
Those rims tho
Bemnet Ayalew
Ivanhoe Sanchez
Mychael Jackson
Ha was like a sloth haha love him
Don Balon
Carlos Tevez
Kinda looks like that guy from the office
Jepoy 15
i cant even swim!!
Luis Amaro
The best old times
YouTube Tips
i started training at 7, swim 17 hrs a week, 30km, i just need to grow a bit and il be really good
Micheal Phelps he's a beast but he got herpes
1 gold medal he saya
Ashley Ko
what a successful dork
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Abby B
*Michael Phelps was found alive on the rocky shoreline of the Atlantic Ocean as just a baby. Nobody knows how he got there.