Beneath the Surface: My Story
Peek into the mind of a champion swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time (28 medals, including 23 gold)
In this candid memoir, Phelps talks openly about his battle with attention deficit disorder, the trauma of his parents’ divorce, and the challenges that come with being thrust into the limelight.
Readers will relive all the heart-stopping glory as Phelps completes his journey from the youngest man to ever set a world swimming record in 2001, to an Olympic powerhouse in 2008, to surpassing the greatest athlete of ancient Greece, Leonidas of Rhodes, with 13 triumphs in 2016. Athletes and fans alike will be fascinated by insights into Phelps’s training, mental preparation, and behind-the-scenes perspective on international athletic competitions.
A chronicle of Phelps’s evolution from awkward teenager to record-breaking powerhouse, Beneath the Surface is a must-read for any sports fan.
Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time. He is a member of the U.S. men’s swim team and has competed in the 2016 Summer Rio Olympics. Phelps is considered to be one of the greatest swimmers in history, with 28 total Olympic medals, including 23 gold.
Brian Cazeneuve is a writer at
Sports Illustrated, where he has been covering the Olympics since 1995. His freelance work has appeared in numerous national publications, including
New York Times, the
Washington Post, NBC Sports, and others.
Bob Costas is one of America’s most well-known sportscasters. He began his career as a student announcer before joining NBC Sports in 1980. He has been the host of eleven Olympic games and can be seen regularly hosting
The NFL on NBC.