Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps

Beneath the Surface

Book - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
Traces the story of the record-setting swimmer and Olympic medalist, discussing how he rose from obscurity to become a professional in his teenage years, his participation in the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics, and his preparation for the 2008 Games.

Ingram Book Company
This story is not a swimming diary but Phelps's tale of adversities and redemption. This new edition contains a substantial update, as Phelps--current holder of six world records--reflects on his life since his record-setting performance in Athens and his 2004 DUI arrest.

Ingram Publishing Services
Eight Olympic medals, including six gold and two bronze in Athens in 2004, Michael Phelps is the current holder of six world records, and seven gold medals at the 2007 World Aquatics Championships. Phelps is well on his way to his ambitious goal of "changing the sport of swimming." But despite Michael's pre-eminence in the pool, his story is not a swimming diary but a tale of adversities overcome and redemption through persistence. This new softcover edition contains a substantial update, as Phelps reflects on his life since his record-setting performance in Athens. The Olympic star reflects on his November 2004, DUI arrest. He recalls his experiences as a student at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Phelps also takes readers poolside for his record-setting 2007 performance in Australia and shares his thoughts heading into the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China.

This story is not a swimming diary but Phelps's tale of adversities and redemption. This new edition contains a substantial update, as Phelps--current holder of six world records--reflects on his life since his record-setting performance in Athens and his 2004 DUI arrest.


Publisher: Champaign, IL : Sports Publishing, c2008
Edition: Updated ed
ISBN: 9781596703520
1596703520
Characteristics: xi, 282 p., [8] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Cazeneuve, Brian
Alternative Title: Beneath the surface

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