"And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been."
~Rainer Maria Rilke
"Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind."
~Mary Ellen Chase
"Adventure without risk is Disneyland."
"Behind the athlete you've become, the coaches who have pushed you, friends who have supported you, the medals you have won, and the hours of practice, is the little girl who fell in love with swimming in the first place. Swim for her, not for anyone else."