Olympic News of the Near Future
August 1, 2021 – Former Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps has just shattered the Maryland Insurance Association’s sales record for most policies by a single advisor. The previous mark, set by Marty Henderson of Bethesda in 1974, was thought to be unbreakable. Phelps, who began selling insurance one year after his retirement from competitive swimming in 2012, has put the same dedication into providing financial plans to customers that he did into long training sessions in the pool.
“The guy’s a machine,” said Tony Monroe, Phelps’ district manager. “He sells policies like he’s doing laps. No matter what sales targets I set, Michael smashes it. Whole life, term, business, comprehensive… you name it, Phelps can sell it all.”
The Post-London 2012 period had been unsettling for Phelps who found the transition from World Famous Swimmer to Regular Guy difficult. Advertising endorsements did not last as long as hoped. The public’s memory for wet athletes is short and quickly replaced by NFL stars and the latest NBA high school phenom.
“He seems to have found his calling the in insurance game,” continued Monroe. “And now that he is turning his attention to mutual funds, watch out.” Expect more records to fall from Michael Phelps before he is done.