Michael Phelps is swimming with great whites in honor of Discovery Channel's Shark Week extravaganza, and the first preview makes it clear the premise is no joke.
“This is something I've wanted to do for a long time,” the Olympic swimmer says in the clip (below) as he jumps into the cage that is already submerged into the water. “It's been on my bucket list for a long time. I'm about to see these creatures up close and personal. This is going to be awesome.”
Phelps will take on the intimidating predator in open waters on July 23, putting his skills to the test as he will have to race through low visibility, waves and cold temperatures to beat one of the scariest creatures on earth.
“Phelps vs. Shark: The Battle for Ocean Supremacy” airs Sunday, July 23 at 8 p.m. ET on Discovery.