June 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! 


central ZoneParker Kuehl (medium)

Name: Parker Kuehl
Age: 11
Team: Shorewood Swim Club
Role Models: Coach Dave, Coach Rob, Coach Suzy
Favorite Strokes: Free and Breaststroke
Favorite Events: 200 IM, 200 Free
Favorite Swimmer: Michael Phelps
Future Goal: Make it to the 2020 Olympics in swimming
Hobbies: Photography and Art
Famous Person You’d Like To Meet: Michael Phelps
Favorite Book: The 5th book of Series of Unfortunate Events
Favorite Movie: You Again
When I Grow Up I Want To Be: an Architect
If I Could Change One Thing It Would Be: No Global Warming


Eastern ZoneLuke Watling (medium)

Name: Luke Watling


Team: Herndon Aquatic Club Commanders (HACC)
Role Models: Mom, Dad, Swim coach
Favorite Stroke: Butterfly
Favorite Events: 100 breast, 50 fly and 500 free
Favorite Swimmers: Missy Franklin, Ryan Lochte, Rebecca Soni
Future Goal: Make it to the Olympics
Hobbies: Soccer, biking, swimming, sometimes running
Famous Person you’d like to meet: Missy Franklin
Favorite Book: Among The Hidden
Favorite Movie: Hunger Games
When I grow up I want to be: An olympic swimmer and/or a doctor
If I could change one thing it would be: To cure cancer and alzheimers.


Southern ZoneIsabella Gaskey (medium)

Name: Isabella Gaskey
Age: 10
Team: Sailfish Aquatics, Concord, NC
Role models: Jesus, my mom and my dad, Coach Cathy
Favorite stroke: Breaststroke
Favorite events: 100 Breast, 50 Breast
Favorite swimmers: Michael Phelps, Rebecca Soni
Future goal: to be an Olympic gold medalist.
Hobbies: swimming, running, roller skating
Famous person you'd like to meet: Michael Phelps
Favorite book: Gold Medal Summer
Favorite movie: Twilight
When I grow up I want to be: an Olympic swimmer
If I could change one thing it would be: everyone would know God and there would be no abuse 


western ZoneKai Marco (medium)

Name: Kai Macro
Age: 6
Team: Palm Desert Swim Club
Role Models: Barack Obama (because I want to be President)
Favorite Strokes: Butterfly and Freestyle
Favorite Events: 25 freestyle and 25 butterfly
Favorite Swimmers: Michael Phelps and Janet Evans
Future Goal: Win a goal medal in swimming
Hobbies: Playing sports, shell collecting, and swimming
Famous Person you’d like to meet: Michael Phelps and Barack Obama
Favorite Book: Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot series
Favorite Movie: Wreck It Ralph
When I grow up I want to be: a scientist
If I could change one thing it would be: everyone would be nice to one another


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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