Alex Keller

Alex  Keller


Effingham, IL

High School:
St. Anthony



Notable: Citizen of Panama and part of the Panamanian National Team, competing in several international meets, including the 2012 FINA Short Course World Championships in Istanbul, Turkey.

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Lettered four years in swimming...IHSA All-State Athlete and All-American...USA Swimming All-American Scholar...National Honor Society member...class president as a junior and vice president as a senior...class salutatorian...high school swim coach was Larry Jukes...swam club for Centralia Barracudas, coached by Larry team captain for three years...junior and senior Nationals team record-holder in nine events.

PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 24...son of Charles and Fanny Mae Keller...has three younger siblings...father played basketball at the University of Illinois...hobbies are aviation, traveling and being with friends...favorite food is junk food...favorite movis is The Dark Knight Rises...favorite book is Unbroken...people in history he'd like to meet are Jesus, Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan...credits his coach Larry Jukes and grandfather, Pedro Alvarado, as having the biggest influences on his sports career...favorite athlete is Pele...if he could be on any reality TV show, it would be The Biggest Loser...Favorite quote: ` is proper to remind all of us of this self-evident truth that as long as this country trusts in God, it will prevail.' --Honorable Charles Edward Bennett.

Oct 16 Athlete of the Week_Denise Ssozi
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