~By Mike Gustafson
Whenever anyone familiar with the world of swimming hears the name "Ryan Lochte" they grin, like they know him personally. Whatever image the name "Ryan Lochte" brings to mind--the point is, you have one. He is a character in the story of swimming, whether you know him personally or not. At first glimpse, Ryan Lochte is not a rehearsed enigma like Michael Phelps and he's not perfectly manicured like Natalie Coughlin. Instead, Ryan Lochte feels like an old friend to us, a Holden Caulfield man-child character walking amongst us on the pool deck. But there's another side to Lochte, the side not frequently reported on, since it's less glamorous and glitzy than his all-white tuxedo he once wore to a Golden Goggles ceremony. Ryan Lochte, philanthropist.
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"What I've experienced is that I can't know the future. I can't know if anything that I do will change what happens tomorrow. I can't know with certainty, but what I do know is if I do nothing, nothing will change."
"It is the nature of the strong heart, that like the palm tree it strives ever upwards when it is most burdened."
~Sir Philip Sidney
"We learn wisdom from failure much more than success. We often discover what we will do, by finding out what we will not do."
"At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict, or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent."
To a coach the clock is practically an assistant on deck. A swim coach lives and breathes by the time. Splits, intervals, bathroom breaks...everything is measured by the clock.
To the swimmer, the clock is either a best friend or worst enemy. A swimmer already has to do so much math in their head for splits, stroke counts, pulse rates, etc....coaches are not making it any easier.
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