Olympic swimmer who won a gold medal and specialized in freestyle events.
He learned to swim after nearly drowning in a splash-down pool in Pennsylvania.
He is an Olympic gold medalist who helped set a world record in the 4×100-meter freestyle for the Americans.
His family moved him from the Bronx to Irvington, New Jersey when he was a child.
He set a team freestyle world record with the help of teammate Michael Phelps.