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.

-Aaron Peirsol
Aaron Peirsol

No one told me anything. I don't know what I did. I have to figure it out. It sounds pretty bogus to me.

Aaron Peirsol
I feel like a host, ... It's pretty sweet. The pool, it looks like a completely different pool. It's got some big stands, flags, banners, cameras, and who knows what all.
Aaron Peirsol

It sounds trite because they've been told that by their parents and their coaches,

Aaron Peirsol
How often does one person get six medals at a World Championships? The way I look at it, not to downplay my accomplishments, but people break world records every year. So to win this award this year, I am completely humbled and very happy.
Aaron Peirsol

I'm starting to feel very possessive about it. I feel like I've got a good grip on it, only in the sense that I know how I need to swim it, whether I'm feeling good, bad or in between.

Aaron Peirsol
It was better than I expected, but I don't feel like I've reached at all what I'm capable of,
Aaron Peirsol

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.

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.
Aaron Peirsol

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

Aaron Peirsol
This is fun. This rejuvenates you. It keeps you young.