April 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! 


Central ZoneAleksandr Sallay (medium)

Name: Aleksandr Sallay
Age: 7
Team: Chicago South Swim Club
Role Model: My Dad, Michael Phelps
Favorite Strokes: Breast, Free
Favorite Events: 100 and 200 IM, 50 and 100 BREAST
Favorite Swimmer: Michael Phelps
Future Goal: Swimming at Stanford, 2024 Olympics
Hobbies: Baseball, Soccer, Swimming
Famous Person You'd Like To Meet: Michael Phelps
Favorite Book: Dragon Breath: Attack Of The Ninjas
Favorite Movie: The Chronicles Of Narnia
When I Grow Up I Want To Be: An Olympic Swimmer
If I Could Change One Thing: No Homeless People



eastern ZoneSkylar Mohler (medium)

Name: Skylar Mohler
Age: 11
Team: Diplomat Swim Club
Role Models: Coach Jill and Andy Schrantz
Favorite Stroke: Freestyle
Favorite Events: 50 and 100 Free
Favorite Swimmers: Rebecca Soni and Michael Phelps
Future Goal: To make it to Junior Olympics
Hobbies: Swimming, soccer, cheer leading, spending time with family and friends
Famous person you'd like to meet: Michael Phelps
Favorite Book: Ghost of Crutchfield Hall
Favorite Movie: Monte Carlo
When I grow up I want to be: a swim coach or a teacher
If I could change one thing it would be: that everyone would have the opportunity to learn to swim.


southern ZoneNoah Danforth (medium)

Name: Noah Danforth
Age: 5
Team: Cumming Waves
Role Model: Mom and Dad
Favorite Stroke: Backstroke
Favorite Events: 25 Back and 25 Free
Favorite Swimmer: Ryan Lochte
Future Goal: To receive all blue ribbons
Hobbies: Swimming, soccer, & playing with hot wheels
Favorite Person You'd Like To Meet: Kermit the Frog
Favorite Book: Amulet
Favorite Movie: The Muppet Movie
When I Grow Up I Want To Be: a Pilot
If I Could Change One Thing It Would Be: no child goes without


western ZoneSydney Cordova (medium)

Name: Sydney Cordova
Team: Mission San Jose Aquatics
Role Models: Lauren Boyle and Nathan Adrian
Favorite Stroke: Butterfly
Favorite Events: 200 and 500 freestyle
Favorite Swimmer: Lauren Boyle
Future Goal: Be an Olympic swimmer!
Hobbies: Swimming and Crossfit
Favorite Person You'd Like To Meet: Jim Parsons
Favorite Book: Dragon and The Amulet Of Samarkand
Favorite Movies: Music and Lyrics, Clue
When I Grow Up I Want To Be: A Famous Olympic Swimmer
If I Could Change One Thing it Would Be: Global Warming


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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