Michael Phelps recently told the Baltimore Sun that he DOES NOT plan on swimming in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.

Phelps says that he's enjoying his time off from competitively training for swimming. "There's nothing in the works with me coming back to swimming. This is a part of my life I'm enjoying. I've never had freedom like this. I live on my own time. I play golf three or four times a week. I wake up whenever I want. I have a few things to do here and there, but mostly my time is mine. I'm not thinking about changing that," he said.

Between 2004 and 2012, Phelps won 22 Olympic medals, 18 of which were gold.

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