A.J. Eckebrecht
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    A.J. Eckebrecht

    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Mission Viejo, CA

    High School:
    California Virtual Academies

    Height:
    5-9

    Event:
    Diving

    HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Competed for the Mission Viejo Nadadores Swim and Dive Team, coached by Mike Hilde, Janet Ely and Derek Starks...2011-13 National Team Member...junior nationals competitor.

    PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 21...son of Gary and Allison Eckebrecht...has a younger sister...hobbies are skiing, hiking, surfing and eating...favorite food is poppy seed muffins...favorite movie is Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol...enjoys reading sports books...person in history he'd most like to meet is Jackie Robinson...something most people don't know about him is that he was on ABC's reality diving show Splash...credits his best friend Mark Anderson as having the biggest influence on his sports career...favorite athlete is Michael Phelps...pre-meet rituals are to listen to music, get pumped up and visualize his dives...if he could be on any reality TV show, it would be What would Ryan Lochte do...favorite song is On Top of the World by Imagine Dragons...favorite quote: `Pain is temporary but quitting is forever.'

    Inside Men's Swimming