Hear what some of my favorite things are.
I prefer to do flutter kicking with a board and snorkel to keep my body position correct and make it easier for me to do speed sets.
I hate breath control sets but a set of 25's from a push, sprinting as fast as you can with no breaths is the one I like.
Challenge someone to race you, no matter the distance.
To learn how to sprint using a straight arm freestyle, use freestyle strokes and dolphin kicks to get a feel for your stroke. Pay attention to what you do outside the water as much as what you do inside of it.
I love racing and doing all-out efforts from a dive on the blocks.
Steam room dinner and Norma tax combo is the best.
I would say some of my favorite swimming races are Michael Phelps' 2008 Olympic Games race against Milkovich, Paul Biedermann's 2009 World Championships record-breaking race, and the men's 4x1 freestyle in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.