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Q & A: Chris Patience

Chris Patience is a senior and clocked the fourth fastest 50 free time in the MWC this season against Wyoming earlier this year. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

What or who is your inspiration?

My family and team

Something no one would guess about you is?

I am a scuba diver. Afraid of bugs

What's your most extreme dream/goal?

Getting a degree with swimming five hours a day

What is your biggest accomplishment in life so far?

-serving a mission

-double state champion, won the scholar-athlete award fro my high school

Where do you see yourself in five years?

Attending law school happily married

How'd you get started in swimming?

My parents got me into it

Why swimming?

I was bad at the other sports. My 16 year old brother can beat me in a game of basketball

How did you spend your off-season?

A lot of wake-boarding with friends and training for the next season for swimming

Do you have any pre-meet rituals?

Eat pasta and drink lots of water

What do you do in your free time?

I like to do a lot of activities with my friends like snowboarding or wakeboarding

Favorite cereal:


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

Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Aniston, Hale Berry

One place you'd like to visit:


Who has had the greatest influence on your swimming career?

My dad and teammates

Favorite movie:


Favorite book:

Book of Mormon

Toughest part of swimming:

Cold water!

What do you appreciate most about Coach Powers, Krump or Russell?

I think Coach Powers because he is nice and easy going most of the time and he treats us fairly.

Favorite Coach Powers, Krump or Russell quote:

Go faster!

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