32-year-old Olympic swimmer, Michael Phelps, is retiring from the sport. He recently sat down with seasoned journalist Megyn Kelly to share about his plans after retirement, Today reported.

Phelps was introduced on “Megyn Kelly Today” detailing his achievements in worldwide swimming competitions and his family, while upbeat music played in the background. Wearing a stylish blue ensemble, he came onto the stage as the show paid tribute to “the most decorated Olympian in history.”

He shared that he is retiring from swimming since he has to focus on raising his children. Phelps is expecting a second baby with his wife, Nicole Johnson. The two welcomed their first-born son Boomer Robert in 2016.

“Now with my wife expecting number two, I got nothing else left in the pool,” he told Kelly. “There are a lot of things that we want to do and we are doing outside the pool that we are so passionate about.”

Despite his decision to retire, this Olympian swimmer has etched his own contribution in world history after winning 28 medals at the Games. He also holds an all-time record for winning the most Olympic gold medals among the rest of the athletes in various sports. He made appearances during the sporting event in Greece, Brazil, China and the United Kingdom.

Dealing with depression

Michael Phelps was also asked about his battle with depression and anxiety, and how these have been bad for him. He shared that this hit him in a “very low point” in his life when he “did not want to be alive anymore.”

“I don’t know why I opened up and talked about it but I guess I was just sick and tired of having an anxiety, and I was just ready to make a change,” he added.

“For so long, I did not have self-love, I had no self-confidence and I did not like who I saw in the mirror.”

More about this point in his life and how he dealt with the condition will be revealed in the upcoming documentary titled “Angst.” He also told Kelly that this documentary will seek to help people experiencing the same situation.

Show ratings

Meanwhile, “Megyn Kelly Today” has been gaining good ratings recently, Daily Mail Online reported. This is significantly higher than when it started airing its first episode on NBC.

The daytime show recorded an average of 2.3 million total viewers and 750,000 viewers between the ages of 25 and 54 years old during the third week. It is part of “Today” franchise and is aired a few hours after the flagship morning program of the network.