Michael Phelps shared his personal struggle with anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts at a mental health conference. The Olympic swimmer said his first major depression was in 2004, which was around the time he was charged with his first DUI.
American swimmer Katie Ledecky won a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics before shattering numerous world records. She continued her winning streak at the 2016 Summer Olympics, earning four gold medals and one silver medal.
South Korean swimming champion Park Tae-Hwan became the first Korean to win a medal in swimming, as well as the first Asian swimmer to win a gold medal in the 400-meter freestyle, at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.