Michael Phelps has proven time and time again that he is one of the fastest humans to ever enter the water. In fact, Phelps is so good that he got bored of racing other humans. Instead, Phelps is turning his eyes to the sea, specifically the great white shark. Phelps is teaming up with Discovery Channel to race against a great white shark for a Shark Week special. The race will be tight, as the fastest Phelps has even been clocked is 6 mph and great white sharks are known to cruise at around 5 mph, according to Jennifer Kennedy at ThoughtCo.com Shark Week starts July 23 but Phelps seems to analyzing his competition already.

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"Shark Week" has a new star attraction: Michael Phelps.

Discovery Channel's list of "Shark Week" programming next month includes a July 23 show titled "Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White." Discovery Channel billed it as "an event so monumental that no one has ever attempted it before" and added that "the world's most decorated athlete takes on the ocean's most efficient predator: Phelps V Shark — the race is on!"

Whether that means the winner of 23 Olympic gold medals is actually racing a shark remains uncertain. The release announcing this event didn't offer many details or specifics aside from saying that Phelps "has one competition left to win."

Discovery Channel officials didn't immediately respond to a message seeking additional information.