During their conversation, she spoke briefly about her late husband.
“His private legacy with me and the kids is that of husband and father,” she said.
Nathan Adrian faces many pressures as an Olympic swimmer.
But among the training and competitive strains lies a little-talked-about struggle: dating.
Her not putting too much pressure on me to perform or any of that has been nice,” he pointed out.
Leading up to Rio, Adrian is focusing on training and diet.
At his Olympic debut, at the 2008 Beijing Games, he also brought home gold in the 4×100-meter freestyle.
All through high school and college, she never took it upon herself to motivate me.
She knew that was my coaches’ job and knew ultimately that motivation had to come from me internally.
Out of the pool, Adrian says the person he ends up with better be an avid fan: Adrian said he watches the HBO show every week with friends.
“It’s an automatic each week that I get to hang out with my friends outside of my swimming, training partners.