High School: Lettered four years in swimming for coach Peter Banks ... swam for the Brandon Blue Wave club team, also coached by Banks ... state finalist in sophomore, junior and senior years ... named to USA Scholastic All-America team in 2007.
Personal: Member of cadet squadron 11 ... son of Matthew and Christine Ans ... has a sister, Amanda (12) ... favorite movies are Fight Club and Across the Universe ... something not many people know about him is that he plays the piano ... favorite athlete is Ryan Lochte, because he is also from Florida ... pre-race rituals include listening to Lil' Wayne and T.I. on his iPod ... favorite quote: "I just don't want to die without a few scars, I say. It's nothing any more to have a beautiful stock body. You see those cars that are completely stock cherry, right out of a dealer's showroom in 1955, I always think, what a waste" -Tyler Durden from Fight Club.