When Does Michael Phelps Swim? Here's the Famed Swimmer's Rio Olympics Schedule

When Does Michael Phelps Swim? Here's the Famed Swimmer's Rio Olympics Schedule

It's been just four years since Michael Phelps — the most decorated Olympian of all time — said that he would retire after the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, and two years since he announced that he would come out of retirement to hop back in the pool for the 2016 Rio games.

At age 31, Rio will be Phelps' fifth, and presumably final, Olympics. And when it comes to the man who already has 18 gold medals and 22 overall medals to his name, one thing is certain: you won't want to miss a second of his competitions. 

Here are the dates you can catch him, per Syracuse.com:

Aug. 8 – Men's 200m butterfly prelims/semifinal
Aug. 9 – Men's 200m butterfly finals, men's 800m freestyle relay finals
Aug. 10 – Men's 200m IM prelims/semifinal
Aug. 11 – Men's 100m butterfly prelims/semifinal, men's 200m IM final
Aug. 12 – Men's 100m butterfly final
Aug. 13 – Men's 400m freestyle relay final

Phelps will also probably compete in some of the relays, which are scheduled for the following days:

Aug. 7 -- 400 freestyle relay
Aug. 9 -- 800 freestyle relay
Aug. 13 -- 400 IM relay

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