Good luck, bro!
The retired Olympian will take on a Great White Shark to kick off Shark Week festivities on July 23rd at 8pm… well at least that’s what it sounds like in the announcement released by Discovery,
“An event so monumental no one has ever attempted it before. The world’s most decorated athlete takes on the ocean’s most efficient predator: Phelps V Shark – the race is on!”
Odds aren’t exactly in Phelps’ favour as even the fastest human swimmers can only hit 6 miles per hour – great white sharks, on the other hand, can swim 25 to 35 miles per hour.
Here’s hoping the shark stays in it’s lane and Phelps’ sees his 33rd birthday next year, yikes!