The age-grouper that got away: "Marc Rubin had a brilliant youth swimming career during which he defeated Michael Phelps"
The fellow's name is Marc Rubin. He's playing football now for Penn State and they are doing quite well. From the New York Times: "...Were he not practicing with the Penn State football team this summer, Mark Rubin would probably have been in a pool somewhere. Maybe he would have even made it to the Water Cube for the Olympic Games in Beijing.
“Eight gold medals? I would say highly unlikely,” Rubin, a senior safety, said in a teleconference Tuesday afternoon. “Two to three gold medals? I would say probable, if I dedicated myself to swimming.” [Link]