Some people say he's gone off the deep end.

Michael Phelps Is About To Face His Most Intense Competitor Yet

“He is our greatest champion to ever get in the water: Michael Phelps. 39 world records. 23 Olympic golds. But he has one competition left to win,” a press release from the network reads. “An event so monumental no one has ever attempted it before. The world’s most decorated athlete takes on the ocean’s most efficient predator: Phelps V Shark — the race is on!”

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Phelps will kick off the highly anticipated week, and also close it out on July 30 with another special, Shark School With Michael Phelps.

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Since retiring from the sport following the Rio Olympics last August, the 31-year-old has frequently shared photos from his new life on social media, including some of his experience filming these specials.

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Earlier this week he shared a photo of a shark swimming next to a diving cage and captioned the snap, “I was able to do something that I had always wanted to do. Be in a cage and dive with great White sharks!! #bucketlist.”

His wife, Nicole Phelps, also shared a picture from that trip to South Africa.

“What a week!!” she captioned a photo of the twosome with a large crew. “Loved watching @m_phelps00 learn, swim and wrestle with sharks!! #sharkweek #welovesharks.”

What a week!! Loved watching @m_phelps00 learn, swim and wrestle with sharks!! #sharkweek #welovesharks

A post shared by Nicole Michele Phelps (@mrs.nicolephelps) on Jun 12, 2017 at 2:57am PDT

The article Michael Phelps Will Face His Greatest Competitor Yet — A Shark originally appeared on Men’s Health.

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