October 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 ZoneAlec Bergman (medium)

Name: Alec Bergman
Age: 7
Team: YMCA Heat
Role Models: My Parents
Favorite Strokes: Backstroke and Freestyle
Favorite Events: 25 Back, 25 Free
Favorite Swimmers: Michael Phelps and Tyler McGill
Future Goal: Go to the Olympics
Hobbies: Swimming, Minecraft, Golf
Famous Person You’d Like to Meet: Michael Phelps
Favorite Book: Magic Treehouse
Favorite Movie: Green Lantern
When I Grow Up I Want To Be: a Video Game Developer
If I Could Change One Thing It Would Be: End Violence


southern Zone

Brandon Nally (medium)

Name: Brandon Nally
Age: 12
Team: TBB -The Berkeley Barracudas (Best Swim Team Ever!)
Role Models: Michael Phelps and Nathan Adrian
Favorite Stroke: Butterfly
Favorite Events: 500 free and 50 fly
Favorite Swimmers: Nathan Adrian and Michael Phelps
Future Goal: To be a mini Michael Phelps
Hobbies: skiing, swimming, skate boarding with my friends
Famous Person you’d like to meet: Jennifer Lawrence
Favorite Book: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Favorite Movies: The Hunger Games and Percy Jackson
When I grow up I want to be: A doctor and Olympian
If I could change one thing it would be: To stop people from polluting the earth


Eastern ZoneSky Van Beek (medium)

Name: Skye Van Beek
Age: 9 years old
Team: Nation's Capital Swim Club.
Role Models: The older high school kids on my swim team.
Favorite Stroke: Backstroke.
Favorite Events: 50 and 100 back.
Favorite Swimmer: Katie Ledecky.
Future Goal: Compete in the Olympics - just like Katie Ledecky and Missy Franklin.
Hobbies: Swimming, drawing, and running.
Favorite Person You'd Like to Meet: Michael Phelps.
Favorite Book: The Hobbit.
Favorite Movie: The Lion King.
When I grow up I want to be: A cartoon maker.
If I could change one Thing it would be: Stop pollution so that the oceans would be cleaner. 


western Zone

Genevieve Fincher (medium)

Name: Genevieve Fincher
Age: 7
Team: C.S.T Sharks
Role Models: My relatives and coaches
Favorite Strokes: Back, breast, and fly
Favorite Events: 100 IM, 25 fly, & 50 back
Favorite Swimmer: Missy Franklin
Future Goal: To Be an Famous Swimmer Or Gymnast
Hobbies: Sports and Writing
Famous person I’d like to meet: Missy Franklin
Favorite Book: Chronicles Of Narnia
Favorite Movie: Here Comes The Boom
When I grow up I want to be: an Actress
If I could change one thing it would be: Everyone will know about Jesus Christ


central ZoneLucas Herbst (medium)

Name: Lucas Herbst
Age: 7 years old
Team: Dunlap Dolphins Swim Team
Role Models: Jesus and Coach Bob Arnett
Favorite Strokes: Breaststroke and Butterfly
Favorite Events: 50 Fly and 100 Breast
Favorite Swimmer: Michael Phelps
Future Goal: To master the Free style and Backstroke
Hobbies: Soccer and Tennis
Famous Person You'd Like to Meet: Ryan Lochte
Favorite Book: Fergus Crane
Favorite Movie: Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
When I Grow Up I Want To Be: a Spaceship Designer for NASA
If I Could Change One Thing It Would Be: To end all disasters


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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