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

Source: Getty Images
Source: Getty Images

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

Source: YouTube

Read more:
• Rio Olympics 2016: Livestream, Channel, Start Time and How to Watch Rio Olympics Online
• Who Are the Rio 2016 Olympics' Mascots? What to Know About Vinicius and Tom
• A Team of International Refugees Will Compete at the Olympics for the First Time

How likely are you to make Mic your go-to news source?

Brianna Provenzano

Brianna is a staff writer at Mic, covering breaking news. Send tips/inquiries to brianna@mic.com.

MORE FROM

Man charged in Michigan airport stabbing tried unsuccessfully to buy a gun before the attack

Amor Ftouhi, 49, tried and failed to purchase a firearm in the U.S., officials say.

Grenfell Tower Fire: Police say blaze started in a refrigerator

Police say a fridge was the cause of the deadly fire.

North Korea denies mistreatment of US captive Otto Warmbier

The country claimed Warmbier's death was a "mystery."

Twin bombings in Pakistan market kill at least 15

This story is breaking.

Federal judge blocks deportations of Iraqi Christians

The ACLU celebrated the decision as a "life-saving action" temporarily keeping Chaldean Christians from facing religious persecution in Iraq.

Johnny Depp jokes about assassinating Donald Trump

"It's been a while," Depp said, "and maybe it's time."

Man charged in Michigan airport stabbing tried unsuccessfully to buy a gun before the attack

Amor Ftouhi, 49, tried and failed to purchase a firearm in the U.S., officials say.

Grenfell Tower Fire: Police say blaze started in a refrigerator

Police say a fridge was the cause of the deadly fire.

North Korea denies mistreatment of US captive Otto Warmbier

The country claimed Warmbier's death was a "mystery."

Twin bombings in Pakistan market kill at least 15

This story is breaking.

Federal judge blocks deportations of Iraqi Christians

The ACLU celebrated the decision as a "life-saving action" temporarily keeping Chaldean Christians from facing religious persecution in Iraq.

Johnny Depp jokes about assassinating Donald Trump

"It's been a while," Depp said, "and maybe it's time."