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Further Personal Information

Date of birth
02 February 1991
Miami, FL, USA
English, Spanish
Higher education
Sociology - University of Georgia: Athens, AL, USA

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age six in St. Petersburg, FL, United States of America.
Why this sport?
Her parents signed her up for a local swim team and she was fast in the water from the beginning. "Ever since I started swimming, I was kind of a natural. I progressed really well, and got fast really young. That started me going to big meets when I was 12 or 13."

General Interest

Jolly Green Giant (, 01 May 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Everything happens for a reason." (Twitter profile, 24 Jul 2018)
Awards and honours
She won the Perseverance Award at the 2013 Golden Goggles Awards after failing to make the 2012 US Olympic team and coming back to win medals at both the World University Games and world championships. (, 25 Nov 2013)