April 2013

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 ZoneSean Nguyen (medium)

Name: Sean Ryan Nguyen
Age: 10
Team: Golden West Swim Club
Role Models: My Grandfather And My Dad
Favorite Strokes: Free And Breast
Favorite Events: 100 Breast, 100 Free And 50 Free
Favorite Swimmers: Michael Phelps And Ryan Lochte
Future Goal: To Get In The Olympic Trials
Hobbies: Swimming, Playing Video Games And Boogie Boarding
Famous Persons You’d Like To Meet: President Obama And The Queen Of England
Favorite Book: Magic Tree House
Favorite Movie: Wreck-It Ralph
When I Grow Up I Want To Be: A Scientist
If I Could Change One Thing It Would Be: To Have Enough Houses Or Places For All The Homeless People


central Zone

Sia Hayes (medium) Name: Sia Hayes
Age: 9
Team: Sports Club
Role Models: Mom, Coaches JP and Addison
Favorite Stroke: Breast
Favorite Events: 100 Breast and 200 Free
Favorite Swimmer: Rebecca Soni
Future Goal: To be an Olympic swimmer
Hobbies: Swimming and Volleyball
Famous Person You'd Like To Meet: Rebecca Soni and Miranda Cosgrove
Favorite Book: The Girl Who Could Fly
Favorite Movie: The Parent Trap
When I Grow Up I Want To Be: An Olympic swimmer
If I Could Change One Thing It Would Be: All countries would get along


eastern Zone

Anthony Napreev (medium) Name: Anthony Napreev

Age: 10
Team: Freehold-Old Bridge YMCA (FOBY)
Role Models: My mom and my coaches
Favorite Strokes: Freestyle and backstroke
Favorite Events: 50 Back, 100 Free
Favorite Swimmer: Ryan Lochte
Future Goal: To create the best car engine
Hobbies: Swimming in my pool; playing ping-pong, tennis, air-hockey
Famous Person You'd Like To Meet: Ryan Lochte
Favorite Book: all books by Mark Twain (reading them in English and Russian!)
Favorite Movie: "Star Wars: Episode I"
When I Grow Up I Want To Be: an engineer-inventor of cars and machinery
If I Could Change One Thing It Would Be: For people to truly understand each other better - different cultures, languages, backgrounds, religions, etc.


southern ZoneValeria-Mejia (medium)

Name: Valeria Mejia
Age: 8
Team: Metro Aquatic Club Of Miami
Role Models: My Family And Coach Ana
Favorite Strokes: Breast Stroke And Freestyle
Favorite Event: 100 IM
Favorite Swimmers: Clare Donahue And Michael Phelps.
Future Goal: To Go To The Olympics And Win As Many Medals As Possible
Hobbies: Swimming, Playing Guitar And Reading
Famous Person You'd Like To Meet: Michael Phelps
Favorite Books: Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Series, The Never Girls, Aloha Kanani And Horse Diaries
Favorite Movies: Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Dog Days, Hotel Transylvania, Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away
When I Grow Up I Want To Be: A Photographer
If I Could Change One Thing It Would Be: To Teach People To Stop Polluting The Earth 


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

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