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Full Name: Jake Welsh
City: Cupertino, CA
What sports do you play?
Swimming and diving. I've been swimming since I was one year old.
Why do you enjoy swimming?
My swimming coach is super nice and we just moved up and he gives us hard sets!
What’s the best advice you’ve received from a coach or role model?
Always do your best and it doesn't matter what place you come in.
What is your biggest sports-related goal?
To be in the Olympics! I'd swim the 100m back and maybe 200 breast and 200 fly. Plus two relays.
Who is your favorite athlete?
Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky.
If I gave you three wishes what would they be?
To go to the Olympics, swim 52" in the 100 back, and to have super powers! I'd be able to move water so I could swim faster.
What is your favorite thing to do as a family?
Go to Hawaii. I love the big Island, it's super fun!
Who is your hero?
Michael Phelps because he makes me want to train and work harder.
If you became President, what's the first thing you'd do?
Make everyone have electric cars to save the environment.
What's the biggest challenge you've had to overcome in your life?
I broke my leg and had to be on crutches for four months. It was a stress fracture from gymnastics.
What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?
I'm ranked 24 in the country in diving.
What do you think it means to be a good person?
To always try your best and look forward to things and not down on others.
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