August 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 ZoneGraycyn Burtt (medium)

Name: Gracyn Burtt
Age: 7
Team: Dayton Raiders
Role Models: My family, Missy Franklin, My Coaches
Favorite Strokes: Backstroke and Freestyle
Favorite Events: 100 IM, 50 Free, and 50 Back
Favorite Swimmers: Missy Franklin and Ryan Lochte
Future Goal: Make Junior Olympic Team and break an Ohio record in my age group.
Hobbies: Swimming and reading
Famous Persons You'd Like to Meet: Katy Perry and Taylor Swift
Favorite Books: Mermaid Tales and Ramona and Beezus
Favorite Movies: Mrs. Doubtfire and Wreck-It Ralph
When I Grow Up I Want To Be: Teacher and a Swim Coach
If I Could Change One Thing It Would Be: Make swimming free so all kids could participate.


eastern ZoneEddy Bracken (medium)

Name: Eddy Bracken
Age: 12
Team: Charlottesville Youth Aquatic Club (CYAC)
Role Models: My Mom and Dad, Ryan Lochte, Michael Phelps, and my Coach John
Favorite Stroke: Breaststroke
Favorite Events: 200 Breast, 200 IM, 400 IM
Favorite Swimmers: Ryan Lochte and Kevin Cordes
Future Goal: To make the USA National Team
Hobbies: Swimming, drumming, and snowboarding
Famous Persons you'd like to meet: Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps
Favorite Book: No Limits (Michael Phelps)
Favorite Movie: The Fast and Furious
When I grow up I want to be: A Professional Swimmer or Pharmacist
If I could change one thing it would be: No terrorism or any type of organized crime


southern ZoneChristian Barthelemy (medium)

Name: Christian Barthelemy
Age: 11
Team: Swimfast
Role Models: My Dad, Cullen Jones and LeBron James
Favorite Stroke: Freestyle
Favorite Events: 50/100 Freestyle
Favorite Swimmers: Cullen Jones, Ryan Lochte And Michael Phelps
Future Goal: First Black Haitian-American Olympic Gold Winner
Hobbies: Basketball
Famous Person You'd Like To Meet: Cullen Jones, Lebron James and John Cena
Favorite Book: The Land Of Stories
Favorite Movie: "Pride" A Swim Movie About African-American Swimmers
When I Grow Up I Want To Be: The Next Cullen Jones
If I Could Change One Thing It Would Be: My Attitude


western ZoneAbby Crowson

Name: Abby Crowson
Age: 11
Team: Lacamas Headhunters Swim Team-LHST
Role Models: Missy Franklin
Favorite stroke: Butterfly
Favorite event: 100 Butterfly
Favorite swimmer: Missy Franklin
Future goal: To go to the Olympics
Hobbies: Swimming and playing outdoors
Famous persons you'd like to meet: Taylor Swift and Missy Franklin
Favorite book: Run Away Twin
Favorite movie: Soul Surfer
When I grow up I want to be: an Olympic gold medalist
If I could change one thing it would be: to find all homeless people a home


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