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Getting to Know ... Kimberly Clark

Kimberly Clark is a graduate of Springville High School where she was swimming team captain and MVP. Clark was also the Utah High School 4A Champion in the 100 breast adn 500 free. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

Q: What or who is your inspiration?

A: My brother is my inspiration because he is the hardest worker and always encourages me to be the best I can.

Q: Something no one would guess about you is?

A: I raised pigs when I was little.

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

A: I wish I could skateboard in the X games.

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

A: Knowing that I've survived over 10 years of swimming.

Q: Where do you see yourself in five years?

A: Hopefully graduated from college!

Q: How'd you get started in swimming?

A: My Aunt Shari, the BYU assistant coach, taught me when I was little, and I've been doing it ever since.

Q: Why swimming?

A: Because there's nothing better than finishing a hard workout in the pool.

Q: How did you spend your off-season?

A: I train and lifeguard during the off-season

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 love to sew and quilt in my spare time.

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

A: Michael Phelps, my brother and my sister

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

A: Shari Skabelund

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

A: The ability to have such a solid team year after year

Favorite cereal: I prefer toast over cereal

Hero: Michael Phelps

One place you'd like to visit: Rome

Favorite movie: The Emperor's New Groove

Favorite book: Any of the Harry Potter books

Toughest part of swimming: The cross-training: running, weights, bands, etc.

Favorite Coach Powers, Crump or Russell quote: First we will be best, then we will be first.

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