November 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 400,000 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! 


eastern ZoneMaddie Annis (medium)

Name: Maddie Annis
Age: 11
Team: Loyola Blakefield Aquatics
Role Models: Misty Hyman, Missy Franklin, and Jessica Long
Favorite strokes: breast and back
Favorite events: 200 breast, 100 breast, 100 back, and 50 free
Favorite swimmer: Missy Franklin
Future goal: to become a brain surgeon and continue with swimming
Hobbies: sewing, making things out of duct tape, and running
Famous people I’d like to meet: Missy Franklin and Jessica Long (I've already met Misty Hyman)
Favorite books: Redwall series and the Mysterious Benedict Society books
Favorite movie: Tangled
When I grow up I want to be: a brain surgeon and a good mom
If I could change one thing it would be: that everyone would know how it feels to be prayed for, and then spread the love of Jesus


southern ZoneGrant McMahon (medium)

Name: Grant McMahon
Age: 10 years old
Team: Chattahoochee Gold Swim Team
Role models: Chris Kyle, Pat Tillman, Eric Shanteau, Coach Neil and Coach Hawke
Favorite stroke: Breast
Favorite events: 50, 100 Breast, 50, 100 Free and Medley relay
Favorite swimmers: Eric Shanteau, Rowdie Gaines and Michael Phelps
Future goals: swim for Auburn, make the 2024 Olympic team, serve my Country and return to Auburn to graduate Vet school
Hobbies: swimming and taking care of the animals on my farm especially my dogs and horses
Famous people I’d like to meet: Pope Francis and Michael Phelps
Favorite book: Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
Favorite movie: Life of Pi
When I grow up I want to be: an officer as a Navy Seal or Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer and eventually a large and small animal veterinarian
If I could change one thing it would be: erase all the suffering, neglect and abuse of animals


western ZoneElizabeth Mitchell (medium)

Name: Elizabeth Mitchell
Age: 13
Team: Loveland Swim Club
Role Models: Anyone who helps others before themselves
Favorite Stroke: Breaststroke
Favorite Events: 500 free, 400 IM, 100 breast, 50 free
Favorite Swimmer: Missy Franklin
Future Goal: Senior group
Hobbies: Sports, school, drawing,
Famous Person I'd like to Meet: Will Ferrell
Favorite Book: The Adventures of Hugo Cabaret and Wonderstruck
Favorite Movie: Sinister
When I Grow Up I Want to Be: an Architect or Engineer
If I Could Change One Thing it would Be: Endangered species aren't endangered


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