Nathan Erickson
    Nathan Erickson


    Moraga, Calif.

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    2008-09 Highlights: Competed in several dual meets throughout the season ... named to the MWC academic all-conference team.

    High School: Lettered four years in swimming for coach Ron Heidery ... five-time All-American ... team was a four-time CIF North Coast Section 4 Champion ... also swam for the Orinda Aquatics club team, also coached by Heidery.

    Personal: Member of cadet squadron 12 ... son of Bernie and Ann Erickson ... has one sister, Eva (16) ... plans to become a pilot ... hobby is surfing ... favorite movie is Gladiator ... person in history he'd most like to meet is Alexander the Great, "one of the greatest leaders in history" ... something not many people know about him is that he doesn't like potatoes ... favorite athlete is Monte Ellis ... if he could trade places with one of his teammates for a day, it would be Cody Deacon, because "he can do breaststroke" ... pre-race rituals are listening to music and eating power bars ... the biggest influence on his sports career has been his mom, because "she would always work out more than me so I would never be able to think that she doesn't understand how tired I am" ... favorite quote: "Just be happy."

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