What can you learn from Michael Phelps’ daily rituals before each race?

3 min readFeb 22, 2022

For years before the Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps won the gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, he followed the same routine at every race. He arrived two hours early. 1 He stretched and loosened up, according to a precise pattern: -

  • 800 mixers, 50freestyle,
  • 600 kicking with a kickboard,