Esther Kim
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    Esther Kim

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Huntington Beach, CA

    High School:
    Marina

    Height:
    5-4

    Event:
    Freestyle

    2008-09 Highlights: Competed in the sprint freestyle events, as well as the 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke. 2007-08 Highlights: One of the Falcons' top sprinters ... recorded the team's fastest time in the 50 free for the season ... top performer for Air Force at the MWC Championships in both the 50 and 100 freestyle events.

    High School: Earned two varsity letters in swimming for coaches James Newton and Michael Wanmer ... also lettered two years in tennis and water polo.

    Personal: Member of cadet squadron 21 ... attended the Academy Prep School ... majoring in behavioral science ... hobbies include reading, writing, drawing and painting ... favorite food is Korean ... favorite movie is The Pursuit of Happyness ... something not many people know about her is that she has "abnormally small thumbs" ... the biggest influence on her sports career has been her older siblings, because "they're my biggest competitors" ... favorite athlete is Patty Cardenas, her former high school water polo coach who now plays for the national team.

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