July 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 ZoneAmelia Phillips (medium)

Name: Amelia Phillips
Team: Dynamo Swim Team
Age: 10
Role Models: My mom & dad
Favorite Strokes: Butterfly & Breast
Favorite Events: 100 Fly & 100 Breast
Favorite Swimmers: Natalie Coughlin & Dana Vollmer
Future Goal: To have fun, and swim fast!
Hobbies: Swimming, Soccer, Basketball, and painting my nails
Famous person you’d like to meet: Bruno Mars
Favorite Book: Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief
Favorite Movie: Pee Wee's Big Adventure
When I grow up I want to be: a teacher
If I could change one thing it would be: End poverty


eastern ZonePatrick Yan (medium)

Name: Patrick Yan
Age: 9
Team: Long Island Aquatic Club
Role Models: LIAC team, Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps and my Parents
Favorite Stroke: Butterfly
Favorite Events: 50 Butterfly, 100 Free and 50 Back
Favorite Swimmers: Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps
Future Goal: Be an Olympic gold medalist
Hobbies: Swimming, Basketball, Baseball and Music (playing Chelo and singing)
Famous Person You'd Like To Meet: Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps
Favorite Book: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Favorite Movies: Star Wars, Harry Potter
When I Grow Up I Want To Be: An Olympic gold medalist
If I Could Change One Thing It Would Be: Find a cure for eczema and cancer


southern ZoneCate Darling (medium)

Name: Cate Darling
Age: 8
Team: ATOM (Aquatic Team Of Mecklenburg)
Role Models: Missy Franklin, Rebecca Soni, Mom & Dad, Swim Coaches, and Swim Friends
Favorite Stokes: Breaststroke, Backstroke
Favorite Events: 100 IM, 50/100 Breast
Favorite Swimmers: Missy Franklin and Rebecca Soni
Future Goal: To be an Olympic Swimmer at, hopefully by 17 years old
Hobbies: Swimming, Doing Gymnastics, Listening to audiobooks, doing art, playing on and listening on my iPod TOUCH
Famous People I Would Like To Meet: Missy Franklin, Rebecca Soni, and Taylor Swift
Favorite Books: A Crooked Kind Of Perfect, 11 Birthdays, Judy Moody and The Not Bummer Summer, and Thea Stilton Books
Favorite Movie: Judy Moody and The Not Bummer Summer
When I grow up I want to be: An Olympic Swimmer, and a Teacher
If I could change one thing in the world it would be: That all kids would have the chance to learn how to swim.


Western ZoneBen Steffensen (medium)

Name: Benjamin Steffensen
Age: 9
Team: Roseburg Y Swim Team
Role Models: Parents
Favorite Strokes: Backstroke, Freestyle
Favorite Events: 50 Back, 100 IM
Favorite Swimmers: Michael Phelps, Missy Franklin
Future Goal: To get a College Degree, Make it to the Olympics
Hobbies: Boardgames, Swimming, Reading
Famous person you’d like to meet: Wally from "The Wally show," Matt Grevers
Favorite Books: Little Pilgrim's Progress, Chronicles of Narnia
Favorite Movies: Avengers, Lord of the Rings
When I grow up I want to be: a Policeman, Lifeguard
If I could change one thing it would be: nobody would cheat with steroids


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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