Aaron Peirsol
Aaron Peirsol

We don't swim for the attention. We don't swim to be rock stars. There is something beautiful about being in an anonymous sport and being fairly anonymous. It enables you do something you love without any of the other effects.

Aaron Peirsol
Aaron Peirsol

Swimming took up so much of my faculties, and for so long, I was willing to give it everything.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Aaron Taylor-Johnson

I did swimming, gymnastics, dance, and the acting was just a small part. I didn't have pushy parents; it wasn't forced upon me. They just said, 'See if you like it. If you do, great; if you don't, don't worry about it.' I was really fortunate to have that guidance and supportive parents.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Aaron Taylor-Johnson

I was lucky enough, when I was younger, to have the chance to do as much as possible, and I found what I wanted to do. I did swimming, gymnastics, kickboxing and the one that took off more than the others was acting.

Abraham Maslow
Abraham Maslow

If I were dropped out of a plane into the ocean and told the nearest land was a thousand miles away, I'd still swim. And I'd despise the one who gave up.

Adam Ondra
Adam Ondra

I think climbing deserves to be an Olympic sport, as it is one of the few natural movements - like swimming or running, things that people have been doing for a thousand years.

Adam Peaty
Adam Peaty

Ever since I did that 57.9 last year, the Americans have been analysing me in detail. You can see on the swimming web pages. They are breaking it down in every detail. How many strokes I take. How quick I am in and out of the wall.

Adam Peaty
Adam Peaty

Grime reminds me that swimming is very gladiatorial.

Adam Peaty
Adam Peaty

Swimming and all other sports have got to get to that place where you have the trust of the people watching it.

Adam Peaty
Adam Peaty

My coach and I thought I could swim a 57.3 if I executed the perfect race, but I did even better than that.