Alex Leighton
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    Alex Leighton

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Tucson, AZ

    High School:
    Salpointe Catholic

    Height:
    5-11

    Event:
    Free/Fly

    HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered three years in swimming...Arizona state champion in the butterfly...school record-holder in the 100 fly and 200 medley relay...on honor roll all four years...high school swimming coach was Matthew Hough...swam club for Tucson Ford Aquatics, coached by Johno Fergusson.

    PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 39...mother, Crissy, won two gold medals (4x100 medley relay and 4x100 freestyle relay) and silver in the 100 butterfly at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona...has a younger sibling...nickname is Leightron...favorite food is chicken salad sandwich...favorite movie is The Royal Tenenbaums...person in history he'd like to meet is Ernest Hemingway...credits his mom as having the biggest influence on his sports career...favorite athlete is Brian Wilson because of his beard...pre-race/meet ritual is listening to very, very loud music...if he could be on any reality TV show, it would be Top Gear...favorite quote: "To give anything less that your best is to sacrifice the gift." -- Steve Prefontaine...son of Charlie and Crissy Leighton.

    Inside Men's Swimming