Freshman Jaren Wilkey specializes in free, back and fly for the Cougars. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)
Q: What or who is your inspiration?
A: My family, Anthony Ervin, Muhammad Ali
Q: Something no one would guess about you is?
A: I was in choir for eight years
Q: What's your most extreme dream/goal?
A: I want to do ultimate fighting
Q: What is your biggest accomplishment in life so far?
A: Coming to BYU
Q: Where do you see yourself in five years?
A: graduated, married
Q: How'd you get started in swimming?
A: My brother was on a rec league team, Southgate Penguins, and I wanted to do it too
Q: Why swimming?
A: No idea
Q: How did you spend your off-season?
A: I didn't have an off-season, I trained all year long
Q: Do you have any pre-meet rituals?
A: Just eat light and sometimes pray before my race
Q: Do you have a good luck charm? If so, what is it?
A: My Saint Christopher necklace
Q: What do you do in your free time?
A: Listen to music, hang out with friends, play other sports, football and basketball
Q: If you could invite any three people to dinner who would they be?
A: Pieter van den Hoogenband, Muhammad Ali
Q: Who has had the greatest influence on your swimming career?
A: Greg Kubicki
Q: What do you appreciate most about Coach Powers, Crump or Russell?
A: How accepting they all are and how positive they are
Favorite cereal: Lucky Charms
Hero: Pieter van den Hoogenband
One place you'd like to visit: Russia
Favorite movie: Zoolander and Blow
Favorite book: Green Eggs and Ham
Toughest part of swimming: When there's not a meet for a long time and you're training, and keeping the big picture in mind