"... Defying his coach Gregg Troy’s advice — and no doubt giving Troy anxiety attacks — he continues to skateboard and play basketball, his out-of-the-water passions, every other day. “Oh, yeah, he’s terrified of me playing other sports,” says Lochte. “He’s waiting for me to come in one day with a broken ankle or something. But I told him, This is me. If I break my ankle right now, this Olympics wasn’t meant to be. I’m going to keep living my life the way I’ve been living my life, and nothing is going to change that even if the Olympics are coming up. ...”
[Link]Though I don't agree with the philosophy I do agree with his attitude. After all, when all is said and done, swimming is simply a recreational sport.