June 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! 

eastern ZoneTalicia McGill

Name: Talicia Mathieu
Age: 6
Team: Brigantine Greenheads
Role Models: Mom & Dad
Favorite Stroke: Freestyle
Favorite Event: 50 Freestyle
Favorite Swimmer: Michael Phelps
Future Goal: To be in the 2020 Olympics
Hobbies: Swimming & Gymnastics
Famous Person you’d like to meet: Justin Bieber
Favorite Book: Bieber Fever   
Favorite Movie: Rio
When I grow up I want to be: A doctor
If I could change one thing it would be: To have a clean Earth 


southern ZoneSamuel Quintero (medium)

Name: Samuel Quintero
Age: 11
Team: SOFLO (South Florida Aquatic Club)
Role Models: My parents.
Favorite Stroke: IM
Favorite Events: 200 IM, 400 Free, 200 Breast, 200 Back
Favorite Swimmer: Michael Phelps
Future Goal: Swim at The University of Florida
Hobbies: Swimming, video games, having fun with my friends.

Famous person you’d like to meet: Dwyane Wade, Michael Phelps, Lebron James.
Favorite Book: The Lost Hero
Favorite Movie: Transformers Dark of the Moon
When I grow up I want to be: An Olympic Swimmer
If I could change one thing it would be: Racism


Western ZoneAnneliese Malen (medium)

Name: Anneliese Malen
Age: 11
Role Models: Coach Pam, Coach Todd, And my parents
Favorite Strokes: Fly, and Breast
Favorite Events: 500 Free, 50 Fly
Favorite Swimmers: Misty Hyman, Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte
Future Goal: to get Olympic times
Hobbies: art, swimming, and skiing
Famous person you would like to meet: Lindsey Vonn
Favorite Book: Number the Stars
Favorite Movie: Lord of the Rings, and Inception
When I grow up I want to be: an artist
If I could change one thing it would be: that you could have two different lives, like living in the city then living in the country.


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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