Name: Carter Caldwell
School: Bellbrook High School
Claim to fame: Two-year district-qualifying varsity swimmer
Bet you didn’t know: I’m part of my school’s show choir
Toughest opponent: Oakwood, because they have been winning SWBL since 2006
Favorite book: Catch-22 or The Great Gatsby
Favorite movie: Toy Story 3
Favorite TV show: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Favorite musical artist/song: Frank Sinatra/New York, New York
Favorite pro athlete/why: Tim Tebow. I read his book, Through My Eyes, and it was really humbling.
Favorite smell: Oma’s apple pancakes
Favorite home-cooked meal: My mom’s quiche, but she rarely makes it
Game-day rituals: I always eat all the food I bring to meets after I’m done swimming
Person who would play me in a movie/why: Tom Holland — he’s very relatable and funny, but also forgetful
Words I live by: “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” — Steve Jobs
Biggest influence/why: My first club coach Roy Davis, who always pushed me to try my hardest and was a very respectable guy. I wouldn’t be where I am today without his coaching.
I am most annoyed by: When something happens that I hadn’t planned for
Thing I can’t live without: My family
Most embarrassing moment: During a 400m relay freshman year I told one of the seniors on my relay to jump in too early and she landed on the guy who was swimming.
In 10 years I’ll be: Hopefully teaching somewhere helping kids grow and learn
Best thing about swimming: The payoff when you drop time in an event
Worst thing about swimming: Being tired and sore all the time and early morning practices
Vegetable I just won’t eat: Cucumber
Favorite junk food: Any kind of breakfast cereal
Favorite school subject: I really like Web Design
Last DVD or video game I bought: I don’t really buy DVDs, but I bought the Reputation CD by Taylor Swift the other day
Person whose brain I’d like to pick: Ed Catmull
Love to trade places for a day with: Chris Evans
When I’m bored, I like to: Watch old SNL skits on YouTube
Worst habit: Showing up late to practice
On your bedroom walls: A huge family tree
Talent I’d most like to have: I’d love to be ambidextrous