We learned a couple of weeks ago that Michael Phelps will be racing a great white shark to kick off Shark Week. The first trailer is here!

In the trailer we see that Phelps will have a little advantage in a pair of fins. I'm still okay with this. The fastest man in the water, in my opinion, is still no match for a great white shark. However, this will still be pretty fun to watch!

Here's the press release from the Discovery Channel:

“They are one of the fastest and most efficient predators on the planet: Sharks. He is our greatest champion to ever get in the water: Michael Phelps. 39 world records. 23 Olympic golds. But he has one competition left to win. An event so monumental no one has ever attempted it before. The world’s most decorated athlete takes on the ocean’s most efficient predator: Phelps V Shark – the race is on!”

Phelps vs Shark: Great Gold vs Great White will air live on the Discovery Channel at 7pm Central on Sunday, July 23rd. It'll be in the second hour of Shark Week, so get ready!