Our Story


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 MP brand was born.

Our Timeline

Join the Phelps Test Team
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 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!

December 2019

The Phelps Test Team is launched offering exclusive access to influence the design and development of pre-launch products.

April 2020

Phelps Brand debuts a new logo, taking inspiration from its MP heritage and leveraging Michael’s iconic last name as the brand driver and also introduces new innovative products.