Austin specializes in freestyle and IM at BYU. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)
Q: What or who is your inspiration?
A: The motivation of a team atmosphere
Q: Something no one would guess about you is?
A: I skipped a grade and entered BYU at 17 years of age
Q: What's your most extreme dream/goal?
A: Swim at Olympic Trials
Q: What is your biggest accomplishment in life so far?
A: Being here at BYU
Q: Where do you see yourself in five years?
A: Still here swimming, with one or two years of eligibility left
Q: How'd you get started in swimming?
A: I took swim lessons, and they said I should join the swim club
Q: Why swimming?
A: I tried other sports, but swimming was the only thing I was good at
Q: How did you spend your off-season?
A: Vacationing and training at home in Arvada, Colorado
Q: Do you have any pre-meet rituals?
A: Nothing unusual
Q: Do you have a good luck charm? If so, what is it?
Q: What do you do in your free time?
A: What free time?
Q: If you could invite any three people to dinner who would they be?
A: Joseph Smith, Nephi, FDR
Q: Who has had the greatest influence on your swimming career?
A: My parents
Q: What do you appreciate most about Coach Powers, Crump or Russell?
A: He develops champions in and out of the pool
Favorite cereal: Fruit Loops
One place you'd like to visit: The Arctic
Favorite movie: Zoolander
Toughest part of swimming: Mental preparation
Favorite Coach Powers quote: "Rev it up!"