Top 20 Eric Shanteau Quotes

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“Being happy outside the pool means fast swimming in the pool.”

― Eric Shanteau

“One of the things you learn when you get married is how you need to always work on continuing to make it better.”

― Eric Shanteau

“At 28, you need recovery time after training.”

― Eric Shanteau

“Obviously, losing a parent is very difficult. I miss my dad every day, but I know he would be proud to see me continuing to swim and going for another shot at the Olympics.”

― Eric Shanteau

“I’m really looking forward to just concentrating on the swimming part now instead of what’s going on with me outside the pool.”

― Eric Shanteau

“When you get to an event like the Olympic Games, you can put too much pressure on yourself.”

― Eric Shanteau

“I’ve kind of got an out in cancer. It keeps things in perspective for me.”

― Eric Shanteau

“There’s a lot more to life than just the Olympic Games.”

― Eric Shanteau

“I know there’s life after the Olympics.”

― Eric Shanteau

“Most people take long breaks after Olympics. I needed some normalcy back in my life, so I came back to the pool.”

― Eric Shanteau

“Getting to the Olympics was, has always been, my swimming dream since I was 8 or 9 years old. You know, right after I started swimming it was, ‘I want to make an Olympic team. That’s where I want to be.’”

― Eric Shanteau

“I’ve been in a Speedo half my life. So I am really comfortable with my body.”

― Eric Shanteau

“I don’t let myself get upset about the little nitpicky things anymore.”

― Eric Shanteau

“I don’t know what cancer did to me but I put on probably 10 pounds of muscle and got a lot stronger in the weight room and during our dry-land stuff.”

― Eric Shanteau

“If I have one message to young swimmers about taking care of their bodies, it’s definitely take care of your shoulders.”

― Eric Shanteau

“I think being an athlete prepares you for more things than people give us credit for.”

― Eric Shanteau

“I attacked my cancer diagnosis the same way I attack training and competing, and that’s pretty fearless.”

― Eric Shanteau

“Olympic medals are the one medal that I don’t have; I’ve won just about every other competition that I’ve been at.”

― Eric Shanteau

“After my cancer diagnosis, I really took my swimming to a new level.”

― Eric Shanteau

“I think you have to be weird to swim breaststroke.”

― Eric Shanteau
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