Getting To Know ... Ben McKee

Ben McKee is a senior from Olalla, Washington. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

Q: What or who is your inspiration?

A: The thought of being better than I am now.

Q: Something no one would guess about you is?

A: I've been to jail.

Q: What's your most extreme dream/goal?

A: Go to the NCAAs

Q: What is your biggest accomplishment in life so far?

A: Completing my mission

Q: Where do you see yourself in five years?

A: Graduated from chiropractic school and having a family.

Q: How'd you get started in swimming?

A: High school friend told me to join so I did.

Q: Why swimming?

A: I'm more at home in water than on land.

Q: How did you spend your off-season?

A: Training for swimming in Washington.

Q: Do you have any pre-meet rituals?

A: nope

Q: Do you have a good luck charm? If so, what is it?

A: no

Q: What do you do in your free time?

A: Sleep, see movies, read, hang with friends

Q: If you could invite any three people to dinner who would they be?

A:

Q: Who has had the greatest influence on your swimming career?

A: Parents

Q: What do you appreciate most about coach Powers, Crump or Russell?

A: Powers: His intensity and experience and winning mentality.

Favorite cereal: none

Hero:

One place you'd like to visit: Europe

Favorite movie: Several: Cool Runnings, Mask of Zorro, Lord of the Rings...

Favorite book: Lord of the Rings

Toughest part of swimming: Getting up in the morning

Favorite Coach quote: Powers every Wednesday: "You've done such a great job this morning, take the rest of the day off." (Wednesday we never have afternoon workout.)

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