Meet the Girl Who Got Michael Phelps Into Swimming


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“You watched him win 22 Olympic medals, break numerous world records, and grace the covers of several magazines, but how exactly how did Michael Phelps get into swimming? Enter Hilary Phelps, the oldest sister of the Phelps clan, whose siblings would later follow in her swimming footsteps. But there’s more to her than a famed last name: Hilary is a journalist, yogi, and, oh yes, an Ironman. We sat down with Hilary for her advice on stretching boundaries, finding balance, and crossing the finish line.”

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Production engineer and certified swim coach. Full-time IT consultant, spare-time swimming aficionado. 2 sons, 2 daughters and a wife. President of the Faroe Islands Swimming Association. Likes to run :-)

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