Getting To Know ... Leilani Roberts

Freshman Leilani Roberts won every event she swam the first weekend of conference meets, helping the Cougars to two conference wins and earning her the MWC Swimmer of the Week award. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

Q: What or who is your inspiration?

A: Older siblings

Q: Something no one would guess about you is?

A: I am #4 of ten kids

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

A: Get myself to skydive

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

A: Moscow-Utah Youth Games ... 3 gold medals

Q: Where do you see yourself in five years?

A: Married and traveling the world

Q: How'd you get started in swimming?

A: Mom put me on a rec. team when I was 8

Q: Why swimming?

A: Required for water-safety in our family

Q: How did you spend your off-season?

A: Went on vacations around the world

Q: Do you have any pre-meet rituals?

A: Listen to mellow music and play piano

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

A: My teddy bear named shoeless Joe

Q: What do you do in your free time?

A: Sing, play piano, hangout with friends, watch movies, read or play games

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

A: Cousin Danielle, Mom and Dad

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

A: Parents and Coach Skabelund

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

A: Coach Crump is interested in each girl and wants us all to do well.

Favorite cereal: Honey Corn Chex

Hero: Gordon B. Hinckley

One place you'd like to visit: New Zealand

Favorite movie: Newsies

Favorite book: Anything by Dean Hughes

Toughest part of swimming: Breathing

Favorite Coach quote: I've heard the monkey joke too many times. That's what I think when I see coach Powers.

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