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