I want to test my maximum and see how much I can do. And I want to change the world of swimming.
You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.
I'm a Dunkin' Donuts kind of guy. I also like Cadbury's.
I like to just think of myself as a normal person who just has a passion, has a goal and a dream and goes out and does it. And that's really how I've always lived my life.
If you want to be the best, you have to do things that other people aren't willing to do.
People say to me, 'You're so lucky. You get to see the world.' But I don't. I go to the hotel and to the pools and back again. That's it.
Every day after I wake up, I think, 'Wait... this can't be real; I'm still going to wake up.'
There were times I wouldn't come to practice, because it didn't excite me. It wasn't interesting. I was kind of going through the motions.
My mom put me and my sisters in the water to feel comfortable, to have water safety.
I always thought, it would be neat to make the Olympic team.
I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time.
It doesn't matter what else is going on. When you walk into your arena or your -- whatever you excel at, you're there to take care of the job that you have to do.
I feel most at home in the water. I disappear. That's where I belong.
The more you dream the more you achieve.
I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and you put the work and time into it. I think your mind really controls everything.
I think the biggest things I am looking forward to is getting new faces into the sport. Getting kids who could be afraid of water to feel comfortable in the pool.
I won't predict anything historic. But nothing is impossible.
I believe in God; I'm not saying I'm highly religious.
I'm the same kind of guy before all this happened.
Swimming is normal for me. I'm relaxed. I'm comfortable, and I know my surroundings. It's my home.
If I didn't swim my best, I'd think about it at school, at dinner, with my friends. It would drive me crazy.
I consider myself normal. I've spent 20 years in the pool. I consider that something that's normal.
There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.
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