Being happy outside the pool means fast swimming in the pool.
Obviously, losing a parent is very difficult. I miss my dad every day, but I know he would be proud to see me continuing to swim and going for another shot at the Olympics.
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.'
I think being an athlete prepares you for more things than people give us credit for.
I attacked my cancer diagnosis the same way I attack training and competing, and that's pretty fearless.