My Hero, Michael Phelps


Melissa Riley writes, A hero is respectful, devoted, and determined.

A hero is respectful, devoted, and determined. I have many heroes all with different qualities, but the greatest of all is Michael Phelps. Michael was born in 1985.He learned the backstroke first because he didn’t want to put his face in the water. Some of Michael’s qualities that make him a hero is that he is determined, helpful, and talented.To begin with he is very determined. Michael always practices to perfection. Every time he dives into the water he’s determined to do his best. As a sophomore he worked out 10 times a week. In addition tobeing determined Michael is helpful. He co-founded “Swimming with the Stars” which allows kids from around the world to swim “star” swimmers. He also volunteers as an assistant swim coach at the University of Michigan. Michael also sets a good example for people everywhere. Most importantly Michael is extremely talented. He’s set the record of 4:03 for the 400-meter individual medley. He has broken 32 world records and 7 are still standing. Michael has always been talented, he made the U.S. Swim Team at 15 years old. Michael Phelps is a hardworking, dedicated person, that’s why he’s my hero.


  1. Great Review!
    Great Review! I thought Michael Phelps was great, though, until he had that scandal a couple months ago. I don’t know if you heard about it, but I don’t think we’re allowed to talk about stuff like that on here. 🙂

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