2001: Breaks his first world record at age 15
2004: Six golds, two bronzes in Athens
2008: Eight golds! By a fingertip! Worldwide adulation!
2009: Bong-gate—loses Kellogg’s endorsement, suspended briefly by USA Swimming
2009: Rebounds to dominate world championships
2011: For the first time, defeated by teammate Ryan Lochte in worlds
2012: Announces the London Olympics will be his last. Hype ensues.
PREDICTION: No solo golds, but spots on three dominant relay squads make him the winningest Olympian ever