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 Swimmer of the Month for February!

 


 

Seahorse Swimmer of the Month:

Justin Zielke
 

Age:      6

Swim Group:     seahorse

Favorite Movie:     wizard of oz

Favorite Song:     river bank

Favorite Events:     clovis north

What do you want to be when you want to grow up?     Police officer or Engineer

Favorite Stroke:     Free style

Coolest place you have ever been to:     utah

Family pets:     none

Role Model(s):     Adam Zielke (older brother)

What do you like most about swimming:     

Favorite Book:     one fish 2fish Red fish blue fish by Dr Suess

How many siblings do you have:     2 brothers 1sister

Famous Person you’d like to meet:     Abraham Lincoln -he memorized the entire Gettysburg Address!

Hobbies:     Soccer, drawing, diving, basketball, gymnastics, and reading

Future goal:     advance to stingray, get stronger in strokes and faster.

Favorite Color:     blue

Favorite Food:     pizza

Favorite Animal:     lion

Favorite swimmers:     ?not sure

If I could change one thing it would be:     not to whine or cry over every thing and use my words to communicate how I'm feeling.

Your most memorable swimming experience:     when I started using my flippers for the first time! I was really swimming fast. 

Stingray Boys Swimmer of the Month:

Louis Qin

 

Stingray Girls Swimmer of the Month:

​Isra Gularte

 

 

East Novice Swimmer of the Month:

Decklin Byrd

Age: 11

Swim Group: Stingray

Favorite Movie: All the Transformer movies.

Favorite Song:     

Favorite Events: 50 Freestyle and 50 Butterfly

What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be a geologist.

Favorite Stroke: Freestyle and Butterfly

Coolest place you have ever been to: Alien Planet Café in Bismarck, North Dakota.

Family pets: None, my mom has allergies.

Role Model(s): My parents and coaches.

What do you like most about swimming: I love being in the water.

Favorite Book: Matilda

How many siblings do you have: One brother, no sisters

Famous Person you’d like to meet: Kevin Hart

Hobbies: Playing water polo, playing baseball, playing video games, and collecting rocks.

Future goal:  I want to qualify for the Junior Olympics.

Favorite Color: Yellow

Favorite Food: Tacos

Favorite Animal: Barracuda

Favorite swimmers: Ryan Lochte

If I could change one thing it would be: I would change the way people with disabilities are treated so they have the opportunity to make all their dreams come true.

Your most memorable swimming experience: Swimming in the Pacific Ocean at Pismo Beach.

Tech Team

Swimmer of the Month:

Caleb Helsel

Age: 13

Swim Group: Tech Team

Favorite Movie: Godzilla 2014

Favorite Song: Centuries by Fall Out Boy

Favorite Events: Butterfly and Free

What do you want to be when you want to grow up? College Professor

Favorite Stroke: Butterfly

Coolest place you have ever been to: Maui

Family pets: Guinea Pigs

Role Model(s): My dad and Neil deGrasse Tyson

What do you like most about swimming: Competition

Favorite Book: V for Vendetta

How many siblings do you have: 2

Famous Person you’d like to meet: Neil deGrasse Tyson

Hobbies: Gaming and swimming

Future goal: Lots of education and lots of swimming

Favorite Color: Blue

Favorite Food: Chicken sandwiches

Favorite Animal: Wolves

Favorite swimmers: Phelps (for his butterfly)

If I could change one thing it would be: School would start later

Your most memorable swimming experience: Snorkeling with sea turtles on Maui

 

 Red Swimmer of the Month:

Addison Schultz

   

Age: 11           

Swim Group: Red

Favorite Movie: Lord of the Rings Triology

Favorite Song: Broken Beautiful

Favorite Events: 100m Breast, 50 Free

What do you want to be when you want to grow up? Interior Designer

Favorite Stroke: Breast

Coolest place you have ever been to: Disneyland

Family pets: None

Role Model(s): Dad

What do you like most about swimming: The Competition

Favorite Book: The Land of Stories

How many siblings do you have: 3 – Kamryn -13, Tessa – 9, Samantha - 6

Famous Person you’d like to meet: Jesus

Hobbies: Drawing, Reading, Sewing

Future goal: Make JR Olympics

Favorite Color: Pink

Favorite Food: Bagels with Cream Cheese

Favorite Animal: Penguins

Favorite swimmers: Kamryn Schultz

If I could change one thing it would be: For 500m events not to exist

Your most memorable swimming experience: I missed a event because I was too busy cheering for a teammate.  

 

White Swimmer of the Month:

Brooke Costella​


 

Age:   12  

Swim Group: white 

Favorite Movie: Catching Fire 

Favorite Song:   

Favorite Events: 100 Backstroke 

What do you want to be when you want to grow up? ER doctor  

Favorite Stroke: Backstroke 

Coolest place you have ever been to: Prince Edward Island 

Family pets: 1 dog (Charlie)  

Role Model(s): my parents 

What do you like most about swimming: swimmeets 

Favorite Book: Divergent  

How many siblings do you have: 1 sister (Erin); 1 brother (Evan) 

Famous Person you’d like to meet: Jennifer Lawrence 

Hobbies: Reading, swimming, watching TV, hanging out with friends 

Future goal: attending Stanford  

Favorite Color: purple, silver 

Favorite Food: panang beef 

Favorite Animal: tiger 

Favorite swimmers: Missy Franklin 

If I could change one thing it would be: less homework 

Your most memorable swimming experience: hanging out with friends at meets 

Blue Swimmer of the Month:

Jillian Duwe


 


 

Age: 10

Swim Group: Blue

Favorite Movie: Big Hero 6

Favorite Song: Smile by R5

Favorite Events: 500 free

What do you want to be when you want to grow up? Flight Attendant

Favorite Stroke: Freestyle

Coolest place you have ever been to:  New York

Family pets: 2 dogs

Role Model(s): My Coach, Jordan

What do you like most about swimming: Traveling and JO’s

Favorite Book: The Kingdom Keepers

How many siblings do you have: 2 little sisters, Jenna & Joy

Famous Person you’d like to meet: Olaf

Hobbies: Swimming

Future goal: Making it to Far Westerns

Favorite Color: Blue

Favorite Food: Pasta

Favorite Animal: Penguin

Favorite swimmers: Missy Franklin, Myra Starkweather & Jessica Schab

If I could change one thing it would be: To freeze time

Your most memorable swimming experience: Making the travel team to Oregon last year

Blue Group Swimmer of the Month:

Abigail Hill

Age: 9

Swim Group: Blue

Favorite Movie: Touch the Wall       

Favorite Song: Wildest Dreams by Taylor Swift       

Favorite Events: 200 Free, 100 IM, 50 Fly

What do you want to be when you want to grow up? A teacher or Olympic Swimmer

Favorite Stroke: Butterfly

Coolest place you have ever been to: A guided tour of AT&T Park in San Francisco for my birthday!

Family pets: 2 dogs – Penny & Bear

Role Model(s): Coach Jordan, and my Mom and Dad

What do you like most about swimming: The thoughts and songs that go through my brain when distance swimming!

Favorite Book: Anything by Percy Jackson

How many siblings do you have: 1 sister, Audrey – who loves Clovis Swim Club, too!

Famous Person you’d like to meet: Missy Franklin

Hobbies: Swimming, reading, math, spending time with my family

Future goal: To be in the Olympics!

Favorite Color: Blue – like my eyes!

Favorite Food: Lasagna, and LOTS of it!

Favorite Animal: dolphin

Favorite swimmers: Missy Franklin

If I could change one thing it would be: To end pollution and have cleaner air, oceans, and environment so people could enjoy nature without getting ill.

Your most memorable swimming experience: My first JO’s – Bakersfield 2014: It was an amazing experience, and I learned SO MUCH! I laughed, I cried, I got DQ’d from my favorite event!! But coming home with a fist full of medals made all the hard work worth it!

Bronze Swimmer of the Month:

Sydney Gish

Age: 10

Swim Group: Bronze (Clovis North/Clovis West)

Favorite Movie: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, Not Good, Very Bad Day

Favorite Song: Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars

Favorite Events: 50 Breast & 100 Breast

What do you want to be when you want to grow up? A Chef

Favorite Stroke: Breaststroke

Coolest place you have ever been to: Stanford University

Family pets: 2 Pugs (Mimi & Lulu)

Role Model(s): My Dad

What do you like most about swimming: Racing and Getting Faster Times

Favorite Book: A Series of Unfortunate Events

How many siblings do you have: 1 – My Older Sister, Hannah

Famous Person you’d like to meet: Michael Jordan and Missy Franklin   

Hobbies: Playing Basketball and Swimming

Future goal: To Succeed in my Education

Favorite Color: Baby Blue

Favorite Food: Teppanyaki

Favorite Animal: Dolphin

Favorite swimmers: Missy Franklin

If I could change one thing it would be: Cancer would be cured.

Your most memorable swimming experience: When I made my first Far Western cut.

Silver Swimmer of the Month:

Lara Vu

 

 

Gold Swimmer of the Month:

Jordan Gruce

Age: 12

Swim Group: Gold

Favorite Movie: The Maze Runner

Favorite Song: Uptown Funk

Favorite Events: 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 1650 Free

What do you want to be when you want to grow up? Psychologist / Professional Athlete

Favorite Stroke: Freestyle

Coolest place you have ever been to: Snuba Diving with the Turtles in Hawaii

Family pets: Beagle, Lab Puppy, House and Barn Cats

Role Model(s): Parents, Brother & Coaches

What do you like most about swimming: The competition

Favorite Book: Where the Red Fern Grows

How many siblings do you have: 1 Brother, 1 Sister (both older)

Famous Person you’d like to meet: Jennifer Lawrence, Missy Franklin

Hobbies: Swimming, Horseback Riding, Photography

Future goal: Olympic Medalist, Collegiate Swimmer

Favorite Color: Aqua

Favorite Food: Spaghetti & Meatballs

Favorite Animal: Penguin

Favorite swimmers: Missy Franklin, Ryan Lochte

If I could change one thing it would be: No such thing as Grinch week!!!

Your most memorable swimming experience: Touching the wall after my 100 Free in Oregon and my teammates telling me that I broke the record.

East Advanced Age Group Swimmer of the Month:

Sam Hogan

Age: 17

Swim Group: East Advanced Age Group

Favorite Movie: Coach Carter

Favorite Song: Gold Made Girls

Favorite Events:200 IM

What do you want to be when you want to grow up? Animal Nutritionist

Favorite Stroke: Freestyle

Coolest place you have ever been to: Colorado

Family pets:2 cats, 1 dog

Role Model(s): My cousin Taylor

What do you like most about swimming: How mental it is

Favorite Book: 15 Reasons Why

How many siblings do you have: 1, sister, Sydney

Famous Person you’d like to meet: Scotty McCreery

Hobbies: Showing pigs, hanging out with friends

Future goal: graduate from Colorado State University

Favorite Color: Blue

Favorite Food: Everything

Favorite Animal: Pigs!

Favorite swimmers: Missy Franklin, Ryan Lochte

If I could change one thing it would be: To be amazing at breastroke

Your most memorable swimming experience: Going to the SLO relay meet with my team