Every day after I wake up, I think, ‘Wait… this can’t be real; I’m still going to wake up.’
Yeah, my friends call me Mike, Michael or just my last name.
I used to always go to church on holidays, but I don’t go much any more.
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’ve been able to get an excitement back in the water.
I am 26 and, and I don’t recover as fast as I have in the past.
I’m so sick of the water.
I live a pretty conservative life, so I probably really haven’t done anything crazy.
I got the stamina. I can close.
Once I retire, I’m retiring. I’m done.
My goal is one Olympic gold medal. Not many people in this world can say, ‘I’m an Olympic gold medalist.’
There is a one woman in China that claimed she paid $50 to get my e-mail address. It was pretty shocking. I got one this morning from Scotland. A girl’s requesting a signed photo of me.
So, you know, if, if I wanted to get up and just play golf one day, I would just get up and play golf. If I wanted to go to Vegas, I would just get up and go to Vegas.
I think to be – for me to be an American is – you know, it’s one of the greatest things in the world for – you know, for me just because I’ve been able to grow up with everything. The freedom. You know, in my eyes this is the greatest country in the world.
I consider myself normal. I’ve spent 20 years in the pool. I consider that something that’s normal.