January 2014

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!


western ZonEJhanay Rowden (medium)

Name: Jhanay Rowden
Age: 11
Team: SASO (Salano aquatic sea otters)
Role Models: my parents, coach Shannon, and Rebecca Soni
Favorite Stroke: butterfly
Favorite Events: 50 butterfly and 500 freestyle
Favorite Swimmer: Rebecca Soni
Future Goal: to be in the Olympics
Hobbies: swimming, sleepovers, and singing
Famous Person You'd Like To Meet: Rebecca Soni
Favorite Books: The Dork Diaries Series
Favorite Movie: Hitch
When I Grow Up I Want To Be: a pediatrician
If I Could Change One Thing It Would Be: that everyone would have what they need to live


Central Zone

Brandon Do (medium)

Name: Brandon Do
Age: 11 years old
Team: Fox Valley Swim Team
Role Models: Mom, Dad, School teachers
Favorite Stroke: Breast
Favorite Event: 50 Breast
Favorite Swimmer: Rebecca Soni
Future Goal: Solve the Rubik's Cube on my own without any cheat sheets!
Hobbies: Basketball, Video/computer games, Piano & Chess
Famous Person I'd Like to Meet: Michael Phelps
Favorite Book: Rangers Apprentice
Favorite Movie: Lord of the Rings
When I Grow Up I Want To Be: An eye doctor so that I can help people who can't see.
If I Could Change One Thing It Would Be: To find a cure for cancer and for there to be world peace.


eastern ZoneTajanai Mathieu (medium)

Name: Tajanai Mathieu
Age: 5
Team: Brigantine Greenheads
Role Models: Mom & Dad
Favorite Stroke: Breast Stroke
Favorite Event: 25 Freestyle
Favorite Swimmer: Michael Phelps
Future Goal: To be in the 2024 Olympics
Hobbies: Swimming & Gymnastics
Famous Person you’d like to meet: Taylor Swift
Favorite Book: Hungry Caterpillar
Favorite Movie: Alvin & the Chipmunks
When I grow up I want to be: A veterinarian
If I could change one thing it would be: To have a cure for Cancer



southern ZonEJerry Wu (medium)

Name: Jerry Wu
Age: 10
Team: Dynamo Swim Club
Role Models: My family, Ryan Lochte, Michael Phelps
Favorite Strokes: fly, back
Favorite Event: 100 back
Favorite Swimmer: Ryan Lochte
Future Goals: Win Gold Medals in Olympics
Hobbies: swimming, soccer, tennis, and reading
Famous persons you’d like to meet: Ryan Lochte, Michael Phelps
Favorite Book: Origami Yoda Series
Favorite Movie: Harry Potter Deathly Hallows part 1 and 2
When I Grow Up I Want To Be: a Doctor or Olympic Swimmer
If I Could Change One Thing It Would Be: Every incurable disease could be cured 


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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