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: Akshara Shankar
Team: Shawmut, MA
Role models: My parents, grandparents and Jenny Thompson
Favorite strokes: Backstroke and breast stroke
Favorite events: 100 backstroke, 50 breast, 50 free and medley relay
Favorite swimmers: Jenny Thompson and Missy Franklin
Future goal: To make it to a good college and become a champion swimmer
Hobbies: Swimming, playing lacrosse, playing the clarinet and reading.
Famous person you'd like to meet: Adam Levine
Favorite book: Mockingbird
Favorite movie: The Hobbit
When I grow up I want to be: A doctor who practices sports medicine
If I could change one thing it would be: Bring peace and happiness to everyone in the world.
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 email@example.com. To see more of your America's Swim Team teammates, visit our Athlete Focus archive.