Friendly quotes by aaron peirsol

The ocean is the   lifeblood of our world. If we were to lose our fish that we appreciate so   much by overfishing; or if we were to lose some of our favorite beaches to   overbuilding and pollution, then how would we feel? It's become a case of not   knowing what you've got until it's gone.

I think the best   thing I can hope to achieve is to educate, or make aware, as many people as   possible on how the little things they do every day really do affect our   environment, and how easy it is to fix some of those things.

I'm a part of a   program called Toyota's Engines of Change Program. The message is that anyone   can make a difference in their community or for whatever cause they feel   strongly about. Everyone can be an Engine of Change.

I have always had   a very natural connection to the water, and that connection stems from the   ocean itself.

We don't swim for   the attention. We doan't swim to be rock stars. There is something beautiful   about being in an anonymous sport and being fairly anonymous. It enables you   do something you love without any of the other effects.

Swimming took up   so much of my faculties, and for so long, I was willing to give it   everything.

The oceans are   more or less in disrepair. Long Beach really is making an effort to   acknowledge this, and that's a great place to start. I'm trying to spread at   least the knowledge that it's never too early to take care of our oceans and   our environment.

Retiring is a   strange word. I'm 27 years old. I've still got stuff to do.