United States team from left, Conor Dwyer, Townley Haas, Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps celebrate on the podium after winning the gold medal in the men's 4x200-meter freestyle relay during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

The man with the most gold medals in American Olympic history helped a local first-timer capture his first one Aug. 9. American swimming superstar Michael Phelps, who owns 21 gold medals in his five career Olympic performances, helped the U.S. 4×200-meter relay team to victory, putting a gold medal around the neck of Regis Jesuit High School graduate Clark Smith.