Ever wondered what it takes to be the best? What work and dedication is required in order to get the title of the most decorated Olympian of all time?
In the latest Under Armour video, we see the incredible work Michael Phelps puts in, both in the pool and in the gym, even how he eats and sleeps. We see how the inspirational 30-year-old swimming legend is doing absolutely everything possible in order to get himself to his fifth and final Olympic Games, and to look to add to his existing medal tally of 18 Olympic golds!
GB swimmers' advice to help you to be the best
Inspired by Michael Phelp's video? Are you striving for gold? Or not sure how to reach your goals? Here's some 'tips for the top' from some of GB's top swimmers, which might help you on your swimming journey...
Breaststroke star Adam Peaty
"Work hard, be smart and take every opportunity to be the best you can be that day."
Open water sensation Jack Burnell
"You need to have faith and a relentless drive to succeed every day, not just the days you feel like it. When someone says you can’t do something, you should see that as a challenge not an obstacle. There is no elevator to success; you have to take the stairs!"
Speedster Siobhan-Marie O’Connor
"You get out what you put in."
Medley specialist Aimee Willmott
Train hard if you want to reach the top. If you don't, nobody is going to hand you a gold medal; you have to earn it. Also, don't get too nervous before a race. Enjoy it! It's just another swim.
Don't get too nervous before a race. Enjoy it! It's just another swim.
Para-swimming ace Andy Mullen
Find something you love, have fun with it and work hard.
Hannah ‘Smiley’ Miley
Don’t give up. Encourage. Everything happens for a reason, you can find a positive in everything.
Do you have any other good tips? Or have you followed any of these athletes’ advice? Why not send us a letter or comment on this feature to share your experience!