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Sam Perry
August 13th, 2008, 11:33 PM
I am curious if anyone knows the story of Phelps' father. We see his mom Debbie every night at every meet and how she raised him. Does anyone know the story of his father, where he is, etc?

Seagurl51
August 13th, 2008, 11:45 PM
I am curious if anyone knows the story of Phelps' father. We see his mom Debbie every night at every meet and how she raised him. Does anyone know the story of his father, where he is, etc?

Based on what Phelps says in his book and "Unfiltered" I get the impression that they don't have the best relationship...I think I might have seen an interview or read something about it too. His mom seems to be the more involved parent though no doubt his father is very proud of him also.

quicksilver
August 14th, 2008, 08:53 AM
Many people are also curious.


"Father and son, both proud men, one 53 and the other 18, have not spoken since Michael's high school graduation party. Whether real or perceived, slights had been simmering."






http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/olympics/bal-sp.swim21nov21,0,7730011.story?page=2

Trichica
August 14th, 2008, 09:31 AM
In more than one publication, I read that his dad, a state trooper walked out on the family when Phelps was very young. This is but one of them.

http://www.mensjournal.com/how-do-you-improve-on-the-greatest-ever.html