September 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 ZoneMarquez Morrow (medium)

Name: Marquez Morrow
Age: 11
Team: unattached
Role Models: My parents, Matt Grevers, Ryan Lochte, and Michael Phelps
Favorite Strokes: Breaststroke, Backstroke
Favorite Events: 200 Breaststroke, 200 Backstroke, and 200 Butterfly
Favorite Swimmers: Ryan Lochte and Matt Grevers
Future Goal: To win several medals in the Olympics, and become one of the most fast swimmers and break records, and become a Policeman
Hobbies: Reading, Swimming, Football, Chess, and Ice Skating
Famous people you'd like to meet: Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps. I met Matt Grevers two years ago.
Favorite Books: Hunger Games and Bones the 9 Chapters
Favorite Movie: Hunger Games
When I group up I want to be: A gold Medalist in the Olympics and a Policeman
If I could change one thing it would be: Teaching every child how to swim and help children less fortune.


eastern Zone

Emily Castro (medium)

Name: Emily Castro
Age: 10
Team: Makos
Role Models: My Mom, Dad, Sister and Coach Dwayne
Favorite Strokes: Butterfly and Breaststroke
Favorite Events: 200 Medley Relay and 200 Free Relay
Favorite Swimmers: Micheal Phelps, Missy Franklin and Ryan Lotche
Future Goal: To be an Olympic Swimmer
Hobbies: Swimming, play kickball and dodgeball
Famous person you’d like to meet: Michael Phelps
Favorite Book: Esperanza Rising
Favorite Movie: Wreck it Ralph
When I grow up I want to be: A sports Physical Therapist
If you could change one thing it would be: Stop violence


southern Zone

Joshua Wilson (medium)

Name: Joshua Wilson
Age: 11
Team: First Colony Swim Team (USA Swimming) & Lake Olympia Tiger Sharks (Summer League)
Role Models: My mom & dad
Favorite Strokes: Breaststroke, Butterfly
Favorite Events: 50 Breaststroke & 50 Butterfly
Favorite Swimmer: Cullen Jones
Future Goal: To score a perfect 2400 on the SAT Exam
Hobbies: Basketball, Swimming & Singing
Famous Person You’d Like To Meet: John Mayer
Favorite Book: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series
Favorite Movie: 42: The Jackie Robinson Story
When I Grow Up I Want To Be: A professional basketball player or an Olympic swimmer and afterwards I’d like to be a Sports Analyst.
If I Could Change One Thing It Would Be: I would make swimming a mandatory part of PE in schools so that all children could learn to swim. This would reduce the number of youth drowning.


western ZoneDanielle Tuscher (medium)

Name: Danielle Tuscher
Age: 11
Team: Kona Dolphins Swim Team
Role Model: My Mom
Favorite Strokes: Breast & Butterfly
Favorite Event: 50 Breast
Favorite Swimmer: Michael Phelps
Future Goals: To make it to the Olympics
Hobbies: Dancing, Robotics, Art, Cooking & Video Games
Famous Persons You’d Like To Meet: Michael Phelps, Johnny Depp, Daniel Radcliffe
Favorite Book: Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire
Favorite Movie: Nightmare Before Christmas
When I Grow Up I Want To Be: a Cake Artist
If I Could Change One Thing It Would Be: To end all violence to Children


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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