Swimmers

February 2012

Meet Your America’s Swim Team teammates!

Did you know that as a member of USA Swimming, you are on the same team as 300,000 other swimmers across the country? Yep, your team includes heroes like Ryan Lochte and Natalie Coughlin, as well as all the kids on this page. Whether you swim in Eureka or Topeka, you are a member of America’s Swim Team! 

 

Western ZoneKyle Mak (medium)

Name: Kyle Mak
Age: 11
Team: Front Range Barracudas Swim Club
Role Models: Michael Phelps, Uncle James
Favorite Stroke: Backstroke
Favorite Event: 50 and 100 Backstroke
Favorite Swimmer: Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte
Future Goal: Make the US National Team and attend Harvard Law
Hobbies: Swimming, Golfing, Soccer
Famous Person You'd Like to Meet: Michael Phelps and Steve Jobs "He created my iTouch!"
Favorite Book: The Red Pyramid
Favorite Movie: Forrest Gump
When I Grow Up I want to Be: A lawyer and an Olympic Swimmer
If I Could Change One Thing It Would Be: To create more jobs.

 

Central ZoneGillian Cridge (medium)

Name: Gillian Cridge
Age: 10
Team: Lawrence Swim Team
Role Models: My mom and dad
Favorite stroke: Free
Favorite event: 200 Free
Favorite swimmer: Kate Ziegler
Future Goal: To get a swimming scholarship to college
Hobbies: Swimming, running, art, guitar
Famous person you’d like to meet: Michael Phelps
Favorite book: Dear Dumb Diary series
Favorite movie: Soul Surfer
When I grow up I want to be: A veterinarian
If I could change one thing it would be: No more homeless people

 

Eastern ZoneOwen Blazer (medium)

Name: Owen Blazer
Age: 10
Team: Seneca Valley Swim Club
Role Models: Uncle Trent and David Walters
Favorite Stroke: Butterfly
Favorite Events: 50 fly, 50 back, and 100 IM
Favorite Swimmer: Ryan Lochte
Future Goal: I want to swim at The University of Pittsburgh pool!
Hobbies: Golf, baseball, soccer
Famous person you’d like to meet: Rory McElroy
Favorite Book: The Giving Tree
Favorite Movie: Home Alone
When I grow up I want to be: A business man
If I could change one thing it would be: That there would be no bullying in our schools

 

Southern ZoneLucy Groscost (medium)

Name: Lucy Groscost
Age: 11
Team: Atomic City Aquatic Club
Role Model: My second grade teacher Mrs. Eby
Favorite Stroke: Breaststroke
Favorite Events: 50 breast, 50 fly, 100 IM
Favorite Swimmer: Christine Magnuson
Future Goal: To finish a full triathlon
Hobbies: Swimming, running, drawing, making jewelry
Famous person you’d like to meet: Michael Phelps
Favorite Books: The Warrior Series
Favorite Movie: Soul Surfer
When I grow up I want to be: An art teacher or a nurse
If I could change one thing it would be: No more pollution

 

Want to see your profile in Splash Magazine or on usaswimming.org? Answer all of the questions above and send your answers and a photo to splash@usaswimming.org. To see more of your America's Swim Team teammates, visit our Athlete Focus archive.


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