He also accomplished something he had been talking about for years — he learned to swim, part of a new fitness regimen that’s contributed to what are now countable ab muscles. "Do you know how fucking hard it is for a grown-up to learn how to swim? You’ve got to not be scared to die," he tells me, before acknowledging the absurdity of having a pool that he couldn’t previously use at his Alpine, New Jersey, home. "The other day, this guy says to me, 'OK, you’re going to dive into the deep end and swim to the other side,' and I’m like, 'Are you fucking crazy?' But then I dove into the deep end and I swam to the other side, and it’s a metaphor for what I’ve been trying to do during this time."
Swimming with Chris Rock