August 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! 


southern ZoneAsher Book (medium)

Name: Asher Book
Age: 8
Team: North Texas Natadores
Role models: My mom, dad, and Jesus
Favorite strokes: breast and back
Favorite event: 50 fly
Future goal: go to the Olympics
Hobbies: weather watching and riding roller coasters.
Favorite swimmer: Michael Phelps
Famous person you'd like to meet: TobyMac
Favorite books: When You Reach Me, and the Bible
Favorite Movie: Because of Winn Dixie
When I grow up I want to be: a Meteorologist or a roller coaster engineer
If I could change one thing it would be: For every person in the world to have fresh, clean water to drink and swim in.


western ZonePaige Kuwata (medium)

Name: Paige Kuwata
Age: 7
Team: Las Vegas Swim Club
Role Models: swim coach, Melinda, and mom and daddy
Favorite Strokes: Butterfly, Backsroke
Favorite Events: 50 Fly, 100 IM
Favorite Swimmer: Michael Phelps
Future Goal: to be an Olympic swimmer
Hobbies: Writing, drawing, swimming
Famous Person You'd Like To Meet: Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte
Favorite Books: How to Train With a T-Rex and Win 8 Gold Medals, Judy Moody
Favorite Movies: Judy Moody and the Not-So-Bummer Summer, Despicable Me
When I Grow Up I Want To Be: a Dolphin trainer and a triathlete
If I Could Change One Thing: help all homeless people live happy and healthy lives and put an end to world hunger


Central ZonePierce Casper (medium)

Name: Pierce Casper
Age: 10
Team: Pleasant Prairie Patriots
Role Model: Ryan Lochte
Favorite Stroke: Breast Stroke
Favorite Event: 50 Breast
Favorite Swimmer: Ryan Lochte
Future Goal: To be an Olympic Swimmer
Hobbies: Swimming, Running, Biking and doing triathlons
Famous person you’d like to meet: Ryan Lochte
Favorite Book: Alex Ryder-Point Blank
Favorite Movie: Big Miracle
When I grow up I want to be: a Marine Biologist
If I could change one thing it would be: All kids, even if they are poor, may participate in the sports if they wish.


Eastern ZoneIsabella Gibson (medium)

Name: Isabella Gibson
Age: 11
Team: FAST (Fairmont Area Swim Team)
Role Models: Mom, Dad, Coach Pat, Coach Kate
Favorite Strokes: Butterfly and Free
Favorite Event: 100 IM
Favorite Swimmer: Josh Schneider
Future Goal: Earn a PhD
Hobbies: Swimming, hanging out with friends
Famous Person You'd Like To Meet: Missy Franklin
Favorite Book: Harry Potter Series
Favorite Movie: Horse Whisperer
When I Grow Up I Want To Be: Anthropologist
If I Could Change One Thing It Would Be: End World Hunger


Southern ZoneJack DuBois (medium)

Name: Jack Dubois
Age: 12
Team: Swim Atlanta
Role models: Coach Andrew, Coach Landon, my parents
Favorite stroke: Freestyle
Favorite events: 200 IM, 200 and 1650 Freestyle
Favorite swimmers: Ryan Lochte and Kathleen Hersey
Future goal: To state qualify in 2 events this year
Hobbies: Reading, cooking
Famous person you’d like to meet: Kathleen Hersey
Favorite book: The Red Pyramid
Favorite movie: Johnny English
When I grow up I want to be: An oncologist
If I could change one thing it would be: Eliminate starvation in the world


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