“When I was preparing for the Olympics, I trained from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a few breaks in between, and I swam about 10 miles a day,” Phelps says. “When I’m not in the pool all I want to do is sit on my couch and relax.” Well, now he can. After blowing the competition out of the water in London, Phelps added six more medals to his trophy case (or is it a warehouse?), bringing the grand total to a whopping 22 Olympic medals, of which 18 are gold. Now officially retired, Phelps can rest easy knowing that he will be remembered as one of the greatest athletes to ever live. Consider that the next–most decorated Olympic
athlete’s gold medals are still in the single digits, and it’s safe to say that “the Baltimore Bullet” is confident in his legacy. “I’ve been golfing a bit, and I want to
do more of that,” he says.