"I haven't really been known for my dancing. I know everyone who's done it -- I've talked to Apolo and Natalie about it, and they said they've enjoyed it and had a blast," the 27-year-old athlete said.
While Phelps has acquired 22 Olympic medals over the years, 18 of which are gold, his Team U.S.A. swimming teammate Ryan Lochte confidently believes he could steal the gold away from Phelps in the form of Dancing with the Stars' coveted mirror-ball trophy.
"Since I'm so used to competing against Michael Phelps, I'd have him on the [Dancing with the Stars]," Lochte toldUs last week at the P&G Family Home in London.
Whether he'd really have the dancing skills to beat Phelps or even make it far in the competition remains uncertain, but either way, Lochte is interested in appearing on the show.