Claim to fame: Going to the YMCA Nationals when I was 13 and breaking a league record in the 13-14 50 fly
Bet you didn’t know: I’m good at remembering people’s birthdays
Toughest opponent/why? Myself because in order to beat my best times I have to do something better than I did before
Favorite book: Looking for Alaska
Favorite movie: The Great Gatsby
Favorite TV show: SpongeBob SquarePants
Favorite musical artist: Sia
Favorite pro athlete/why? Katie Ledecky because the amount of world records she is breaking is unbelievable and her mentality is so tough. Nothing gets to her.
Favorite smell: Chlorine
Favorite home-cooked meal: Baked spaghetti
Game-day rituals: Listening to music and visualizing, stretching and warming up until I feel loose and really good.
Person who would play me in a movie/why? Peyton List because we have the same name and I love her style
Words you live by: We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit
Biggest influence/why? All of my coaches because they always motivate me to work harder and do my best.
I am most annoyed by: People who do not work hard
You can’t live without: Cats
Most embarrassing moment: When I was 10, I accidently dropped a heavy maglight on my toe and I had to go to the ER. This caused me to miss a swim meet and my coach will never let me live it down.
In 10-years, I’ll be: A sports psychologist and swim coach
Best thing about swimming: There is always something to improve on to get faster and it’s so much fun to meet and learn from new people.
Worst thing about swimming: Swimming the 200 fly
Vegetable I just won’t eat: Brussels sprouts
Favorite junk food: Donuts
Favorite school subject: History and creative writing
Last DVD or video game I bought: The Perks of being a Wallflower
Love to trade places for a day with: A spoiled Persian cat
When I’m bored, I like to: Take pictures, write and work out
Worst habit: Picking at my nails
On your bedroom walls: Swimming posters, my favorite motivational quotes and all of my swimming goals
Talent I’d most like to have: I wish I could paint my nails quickly and neatly