Getting to Know ... Elise Livengood

Freshman Elise Livengood specializes in IM, fly and free (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

Q: What or who is your inspiration?

A: My mom because she can do everything

Q: Something no one would guess about you is?

A: I love to play ultimate frisbee

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

A: to run a marathon

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

A: getting a scholarship to swim at BYU

Q: Where do you see yourself in five years?

A: Barely finishing a very successful swimming career, married, finishing school

Q: How'd you get started in swimming?

A: I finished Red Cross swim lessons at the age of 5 and still wanted to swim so my parents signed me up for club swimming

Q: Why swimming?

A: because you don't feel yourself sweating, it's a stress reliever for me

Q: How did you spend your off-season?

A: Swimming and teaching swim lessons and going to the beach!

Q: Do you have any pre-meet rituals?

A: no

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: I read, play ultimate frisbee, eat watermelon and berries, go to the beach, spend time with friends.

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

A: Joseph Smith, Thomas Jefferson and Christ

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

A: My old coach Steve Thompson. He pushed me to swim my best all the time

Q: What do you appreciate most about Coach Powers, Crump

or Russell?

A: You can tell that Coach Crump cares about every swimmer and he's helping me fix my stroke technique so that I will be faster this season

Favorite cereal: Puffins

Hero: My mother

One place you'd like to visit: Europe

Favorite movie: the Newsies,

Favorite book: Brothers Karamasov

Toughest part of swimming: Sleep deprivation

Favorite Coach Powers, Krump or Russell quote: I don't know... I've only been swimming with him for a few weeks

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