Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian and greatest swimmer of all time who won his 25th gold medal last night, did an interview with the Wall Street Journal earlier this week in which he talked about his career and some of the hardships he has had.
He also answered an all-important question about the “nitty gritty” of the sport, namely, reports that Ryan Lochte “had urinated in some of the pools.”
“I think everybody pees in the pool,” says Phelps. “I think it’s kind of a normal thing to do for swimmers. When we’re in the pool for two hours, we don’t really get out to pee, we just go whenever we are on the wall. Chlorine kills it, so it’s not bad.”