Student-athlete profile – Ryan Larson, Chaffey swimming

RYAN LARSON

Chaffey College

Swimming

The lowdown: The sophomore earned eight All-American honors last season for the Panthers. He placed second in the state in the 400 IM (4:06.4) and fourth in both the 200 IM (1:54.9) and the 200 back (1:56.3). Those times earned him national rankings of fourth in the 400 IM, sixth in the 200 IM and seventh in the 200 back. He was also 11th in the 100 back which came on the first leg of a relay. He also earned All-American honors as part of the 400 and 800 free relays and the 200 and 400 medley relays in which he swam the butterfly leg.

Age: 19

Hometown: Alta Loma

High school: Alta Loma High School, 2006

Major: Undecided

Most memorable sports moment: Winning the 400 freestyle relay at the CIF Championships my senior year.

Most embarrassing sports moment: The first race I ever swam I was too scared to dive into the pool and my coach ended up pushing me in.

Person most influential in your athletic success: My parents

Last good book you read: Harry Potter

Favorite movie: Transformers

Celebrity you most want to meet: None, theyre all stuck up. They should want to meet me.

Whats in your CD player/iPod: A mix

Favorite vacation spot: The beach

Favorite food: All types

Best advice anyone has given you: Just keep swimming.

Pre-game ritual or superstition: I try to sit by myself

Other hobbies: Skateboarding

What do you want to be doing in five years?: Be finishing school or starting my career.

Compiled by Michelle Gardner