USA Swimming is made up of 400,000 swimmers. From big to small, fast to not-so-fast, the world of swimming is a fun, competitive, healthy world. From the 8-year-old working toward their first swim meet to the 22-year-old heroes on the blocks at the Olympic Games, USA Swimming athletes come in all shapes and sizes. In this section, you will find out how you can be a part of this exciting world!
America's Swim Team Athlete Focus
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!
Name: Matthew Gendreau
Team: LifeTime Minnesota Bears
Role Models: Mom, Dad, Coach Tom and my best friend, Kaden
Favorite Strokes: Freestyle and Backstroke
Favorite Events: 100 & 50 Free, 100 & 50 Back
Favorite Swimmer: Matt Grevers
Future Goal: Break 1:00 in the 100 Free (currently at 1:07)
Hobbies: Swimming, drawing and sledding
Famous People You'd Like To Meet: Matt Grevers and Justin Zook (Para-Olympian)
Favorite Book: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Favorite Movie: "Ace Ventura Pet Detective" and "Eight Below"
When I Grow Up I Want To Be: A Navy Seal or a gym teacher
If I Could Change One Thing It Would Be: That there would be peace.
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