That's pretty awesome.
His goggles malfunctioned which sucked. I remember swimming the 500 in high school and college and having your goggles mess up is really distracting.
It's too bad there wasn't a swimmer like this during my high school days. I beat (destroyed really) 4 individual records and 3 relay records. But I didn't get any respect at all from anyone. I really enjoyed swimming but it would have been nice to get some recognition of the sport.
Hopefully now that a swimmer holds the top position people will have greater respect for the sport.
It's really the only pure sport left.
-Note. Don't get started on the whole "new speedo suit" thing. That's BS. Do you know how much tech is involved with running shoes and other sports equipment? In other "sports" you have to use stuff that has been in heavy development for CENTURIES. Just because a suit *might* give you %2 less drag is no reason to disrespect a true champion.