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Making a Splash: A Single Mom Forges Gold

Making a Splash: A Single Mom Forges Gold

Update: 2020-04-071
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Anyone who watched Michael Phelps win Olympic gold, after gold, after gold, is familiar not just with his 24-karat smile in the water but also with the beaming face of his mother, Debbie, in the stands. In this candid interview, Debbie talks about raising the boy who would become the most decorated Olympian of all time. She speaks with great openness about the fact that raising a superstar isn’t always shiny. She puts no gloss on the early days when Michael considered quitting, and repeatedly got in trouble at the pool. And she shares some astonishing stories about the inner drive her son possessed from a very early age.

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Making a Splash: A Single Mom Forges Gold

Making a Splash: A Single Mom Forges Gold

Tracy Chutorian Semler and Eric Semler