Washington - Michael Phelps' shark-like instincts powered the American to a
record 23 Olympic swimming gold medals, but how would he fare against an
That's the question the Discovery Channel television programme "Shark
Week" wants to answer when Phelps appears in July's season-opening
episode "Phelps v Shark: Great Gold v Great White".
"The world's most decorated athlete takes on the ocean's most
efficient predator: Phelps v Shark - the race is on!" a Discovery
Channel release promises.
The 31-year-old will also appear in the "Shark Week" finale,
attending "Shark School" with experts who will enlighten the Olympic
great and TV viewers on how to safely dive with sharks, "including how
to stay calm when a hammerhead swims two feet above his face".