What is it about swimming that you enjoy?
Swimming's like being on top of the world; nothing can touch you. You can always find new ways to push yourself and ways to improve.
What was the experience of NCAA and MIAC championships like?
MIAC Championship is amazing because no matter who you are, what you do matters to the whole team. Whether you finish first or second to last, the team will lose their voices for you. NCAA Championship didn't have the same team atmosphere, but the level of competition was higher. All of my swims were good races where hundredths of a second mattered.
What happens during a typical day during the season?
I swim or lift weights in the morning then go to breakfast and class. During a break in between classes I'll do homework or paint or do ceramics if the mood strikes me and I don't have much homework. I go to lunch and class again, then do homework until afternoon practice. After practice I do homework or go to dinner then do homework again or go rock climbing/bouldering or just hang out with friends while pretending to study.
What is the personality of the team?
We're like your favorite food. We inspire moments of intense excitement and leave you wanting more.
Do you have any team traditions?
Yes, quite a few. One of them is an hour of power for Ted Mullin to raise cancer awareness. We do a continuous relay for an hour, all out. It's an amazing experience because everyone has a reason give it all they've got.