He swings his wings and slaps his back with a thwap once, then twice, then part-way around a final time. It is not, he says, a ploy to intimidate. It is rote, not even an afterthought, because it involves no thought.
August 9, 2008
"My mind is focused on the job that I have to do and the job that I want to do. It's just easy for me to do that. I don't know why."
A cool article about the empty head of Michael Phelps.