Michael Phelps and Bob Bowman have arguably more experience training and competing at the highest levels of elite swimming than any other people on the planet. For years they felt the swim gear available to competitive swimmers was lacking – compression suits lacked flexibility, goggles hindered peripheral vision, swim caps didn’t stay in place. When they decided they wanted to bring their expertise to the marketplace, they partnered with Aqua Sphere, the premier swimming equipment manufacturer for fitness swimming and triathlons, and the Phelps Brand was born.


Our Timeline

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  • August 2014

    Partnership formed between Michael, Bob & Aqua Sphere Research & Development begins with Michael & Bob to create the perfect competition kit

  • February 2015

    Global launch of MP brand

  • April 2015

    First product—the perfect balance of compression and flexibility, the XPRESSO race suit launches in US & Europe Michael wears the XPRESSO at Mesa Pro Swim Series

  • August 2015

    Congratulations! Michael swims the fastest in 2015... and ever in 100 fly, 200 IM under Fina-approved textile suit guidelines

  • September 2015

    Bob Bowman is named 2016 Rio Olympics Swimming Head Coach for the Men's US Team

  • January 2016

    Unbeatable vision hits the market: the Italian-made XCEED goggle launched around the world

  • April 2016

    The USA competitive kit is unveiled; proud to show the stars & stripes

  • March 2017

    MP Team Suits launch - Join the MP Team!

  • July 2020

    Phelps brand re-launched