Back in the day, before Michael Phelps competed in his first Olympics, he and I used to share the pool at Meadowbrook in Mt. Washington. At 23 years his senior, I used to pace myself by trying to swim one lap for his every two. I couldn't even do that. Anyway, we chose different paths from there. Michael decided to become the greatest Olympian of all time. I went into politics. Sometimes I think about how different things would have been if I'd been a better swimmer. Oh well .... Congratulations Michael on making your hometown of Baltimore and Towson High School (where all my kids graduated) so proud!!
- Congressman John Sarbanes