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Full Name: Zach Welsh
City: Atherton, CA
What sports do you play?
Swimming, Diving, and Skiing
Why do you enjoy swimming?
I like both swimming and diving. I don't ever want to move on because I have so many friends in both.
What’s the best advice you’ve received from a coach or role model?
Try your hardest and it doesn't matter what place you finish in.
What’s your best sports moment or memory?
When I won the 50 Fly in Junior Olympics this year!
What is your biggest sports-related goal?
I want to go to the Olympics and race the 200 IM.
Who is your favorite athlete?
I really look up to both Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky.
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What age are you most excited to be and why?
When I'm 16 / 17 so I can be training for the Olympics. Swimming (50 free, 100 fly, 200 fly, 200 IM, 400 free relay and 400 medley relay).
What’s your most prized possession?
My two black labs. They're brothers and both two years old.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
An Olympian and doctor (Neurosurgeon or eye doctor).
Where is your favorite place to visit or travel?
The Big Island of Hawaii.
What's your favorite quote?
Never give up.
If you were President what's the first thing you'd do?
Ban nuclear weapons and increase gun control.
Who is your Hero?
My brother, my mom, and my dad. I love them and they always give me great advice and encourage me. They've also done a lot of good things in the world.
What do you think it means to be a good person?
To be nice to everyone and treat them like you'd like to be treated.