PERSONAL BESTS 100 Back 57.67 200 Back 2:05.80
2013-14 (FRESHMAN): Excellent first season with Falcon swimming ranking top 5 in two events ...No. 2 on the team in the 100 Back (57.67 / No. 8 Academy all-time) and No. 3 on the team for the 200 Back (2:05.80 / #8 Academy all-time)
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Lettered four years in swimming... owns school records in 200 medley and 400 free relays...helped lead high school team to 2012-13 district championship...placed second in the VHSL AAA States 400 free relay and fifth in 200 medley relay...high school swim coach was Kristy Kellogg...National and Spanish Honor Society member...A/B Honor roll all four years and was a honor graduate...swam club for Nation's Capital Swim Club, coached by Pete Morgan...was a Junior Nationals qualifier...Junior Nationals combined team high score.
PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 13...daughter of Robert and Kathleen D'Amato...has a younger brother...hobbies are cooking, coaching swimming and reading...favorite food is her grandma's chicken noodle soup...favorite movie is Grease...favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird...something not many people know about her is that she loves painting her nails...credits her club teammates as having the biggest influence on her sports career...favorite athlete is Missy Franklin...pre-race ritual is to paint her nails and pray...if she could be on any reality TV show, it would be Dance Moms...enjoys listening to Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson and Bruno Mars...favorite quote: "Winning doesn't always mean coming first... real victory is in arriving at the finish line with no regrets because you have gone all out." -Apollo Ohno.