Swimming holds a dear place in my heart.
I managed for two years in high school.
Got to keep time, got to announce diving, got to tally up points and record times.
All while watching the then-love of my life Noel swim his races.
SO STOKED that he finally got a gold while simultaneously becoming the most decorated Olympian ever.
He's an awesome athlete.
I'm so disappointed that le Clos beat him out by .05 of a second.
Michael came in too leisurely.
Pisssssed me off.
I was literally on the edge of my bed screaming at him.
To no avail.
Boys never listen.
But as disappointing as that was to watch greatness tarnish a bit,
his accomplishments are amazing and I still think he should be proud in his retirement.
NINETEEN FREAKING MEDALS, PEOPLE.