December 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! 


central ZoneChristian Herbst (medium)

Name: Christian Herbst
Age: 9 years old
Team: Dunlap Dolphins Swim Team
Role Model: Jesus and Coach Bob Arnett
Favorite Stroke: Backstroke and Distance
Favorite Events: 50 Back and 500 Free
Favorite Swimmer: Michael Phelps
Future Goal: To be an Olympic Swimmer and to go to space
Hobbies: Reading and playing the I-pad
Famous Person You'd Like to Meet: Coach Bob Bowman
Favorite Book: Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief
Favorite Movie: The Wizard of Oz
When I Grow Up I Want To Be: A NASA Engineer
If I Could Change One Thing It Would Be: That ear infections didn't exist anymore


Eastern ZoneKayla LaHart (medium)

Name: Kayla LaHart
Age: 12
Team: Saratoga YMCA Stingrays
Role models: my parents, coaches and all women Olympic swimmers
Favorite strokes: freestyle and backstroke
Favorite events: 50 back and 500 free
Favorite swimmer: Dana Vollmer
Future goal: to make it to the Olympics
Hobbies: swimming and tennis
Famous person you'd like to meet: Missy Franklin
Favorite book: The Hunger Games
Favorite movie: Soul Surfer
When I grow up I want to be: Olympic swimmer and a lifeguard
If I could change one thing it would be: to stop the killing of elephants


southern ZoneLogan Sorensen (medium)

Name: Logan Sorensen
Age: 9
Team: Carrollwood Village Swim Team
Role Models: Michael Phelps and Coach Randy
Favorite Stroke: Backstroke
Favorite Events: 50 Back and 100 IM
Favorite Swimmers: Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte
Future Goal: To be in the Olympics
Hobbies: Swimming, Video Games and playing on the trampoline
Famous Person you’d like to meet: Usain Bolt
Favorite Book: My Life as a Cartoonist
Favorite Movie: Parental Guidance
When I grow up I want to be: An Olympian
If I could change one thing it would be: to cure world hunger


Want to see your profile in Splash Magazine or on Answer all of the questions above and send your answers and a photo to To see more of your America's Swim Team teammates, visit our Athlete Focus archive.

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