Two Waves break into the Pepperdine record book on the final day of the Arena Classic.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Unionville High School in 2013 ... Swam four years on the varsity squad, specializing in the 200 and 500 freestyle events ... Helped lead squad to the Ches-Mont League Championship in 2011 and 2013 ... Qualified for the PIAA District One Championship in the 500 freestyle as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Also qualified in the 200 freestyle as a junior ... High school-best marks in the 200 and 500 freestyle set at 2:03.5 and 5:22, respectively ... National Honor Society member ... Vice president of the senior class ... Graduated with high honors ... 2012-13 National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association Academic All-American.
CLUB: Twelve-year member of the Golden Ram Aquatics Club ... Head coached by Scott Elliott.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Sheila and John Himes ... Older sister of Shannon and Jack ... Chose Pepperdine "because it was a really positive environment, both on the team and on campus. And of course because it has the most beautiful view!" ... Traveled to London for the 2012 Olympics and attended basketball, volleyball and swimming competitions.
FAVORITES: Ryan Howard (pro athlete) ... The Perks of Being a Wallflower (book) ... Gossip Girl (tv show) ... Nachos (food) ... Philadelphia Phillies (pro team) ... The Princess Diaries (movie) ... Jonas Brothers (musical artist) ... Baseball (sport other than swimming) ... Cites Michael Phelps as biggest sports hero because "his passion for the sport of swimming helped it gain recognition."