Michael Phelps, 14-gold medal Olympian and future SNL host, was at the McBurney YMCA earlier today to encourage swimming at a young age. He helped present a $20,000 check from Visa to the YMCA of Greater New York. The money will go to expanding its aquatic facilities in Brooklyn and Queens as well as its 2nd Grade Swim program.
Phelps said, "For America's kids, the time to play and swim is today. We need everyone's help in providing all kids with safe and well-equipped spaces where they can exercise, have fun and maybe even begin to pursue their own Olympic dreams." And on The Early Show, he said he wouldn't be training for a few months, "I haven't exercised at all since my last day of competition (over a week ago). But I think I need to start doing something. I'm getting kind of antsy just sitting around!"