Get to know: Austin senior swimmer Ian Christopherson

Q: How did you originally get into your sport?

A: I was in fifth grade and my swimming instructor told me I should join the YMCA swim team. So I did. I learned to love the sport and I decided to stick with it.

Austin senior swimmer Ian Christopherson. -- Rocky Hulne/sports@austindailyherald.com

Austin senior swimmer Ian Christopherson. — Rocky Hulne/sports@austindailyherald.com

Q: What’s your favorite sports memory?

A: Standing on the medal stand at the state swim meet with my relay team.

Q: What have you learned from sports?

A: I have learned to set goals and keep pushing myself to reach these goals.

Q: What is the hardest part about your sport?

A: The hardest part is telling myself to keep pushing the last few laps of a swim. You’re mind goes crazy and screams ‘I can’t,’ but you manage to keep pushing.

Q: Who is your biggest sports role model and why?

A: Ryan Lochte. He pushes himself and keeps working despite standing in Michael Phelps’ shadow.

Q: What is your favorite movie or TV show?

A: My favorite movie is probably Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Q: What is your favorite subject in school?

A: Government.

Q: What is your dream job?

A: I would love to play guitar in a famous band, but if that fails, something in the computer science field.

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: Pizza.

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