But I like to swim. At high school, I tried out for the swim team. I shaved off all my body hair, and that extra burst of speed from all the bullies shouting Kill the fairy.— Emo Philips
Valuable Swim Team quotations
There is no life for girls in team sports past Little League.
I got into tennis when I realized this, and because I thought golf would be too slow for me, and I was too scared to swim.
In training everyone focuses on 90% physical and 10% mental, but in the races its 90% mental because there's very little that separates us physically at the elite level
Getting to the Olympics was, has always been, my swimming dream since I was 8 or 9 years old. You know, right after I started swimming it was, 'I want to make an Olympic team. That's where I want to be.'
Back in Kansas City, I associated Harvard with sort of gnarly guys who wore capes for effect in a kind of Oscar Wilde scene. Even though I also knew there was such a thing as the Harvard-Yale game, I was still a little surprised that Harvard had a football team. I just assumed if there were such a thing as gay people, that they were nothing like us. Little did I know that probably half the swim team at Yale was gay.
People always say, well, how do you get through show business? How do you swim the waters? And how do you survive and all that? I had a very solid method, and that is team up with ambitious partners.
I was the guy on the swim team entertaining the bus on the way to the meets.
I start my own frat, and try out for the women's swim team.
I played lacrosse for a hot second, but I was mainly a swimmer - captain of my swim team.
I started swimming when I was four because my brother wanted to join a swim team, and I wanted to do what he did. They said I had to be six, but if I could swim a lap, then I could participate. So I swam a lap, and the rest is history.
I've swum for my country, I've swum for my coaches and my schools and my teams.
I decided this time I was going to swim for myself.
I think we're the shortest relay team in history but we're fast.
We knew we just had to win the heat to get in a good spot for the finals.
We didn't want to push too hard for this morning to make sure we're not tired tonight. We want to be fresh for tonight because we know the other teams will be fresh.
I got my tattoo a year before the Olympic trials, so I kind of used it as motivation to make the Olympic team the following year. I look at it every time I dive and it's kind of a little fun thing.