Claire Barton

USA Synchro

Name: Claire Barton

Awards/Honors: Ella Peckham Nomination, Student of the Month, 4.0 GPA throughout all years of schooling.

Goal: Win a medal for the USA in the Olympics

Athletic Achievements: 2013 UANA Pan American Championships Team 1st; 2013 SwimOutlet.com U.S. Junior National Championships Team 1st, Duet 3rd, Solo 5th; 2013 FINA World Trophy Duet 7th; 2012 US Jr Nationals Team 2nd, Duet 2nd, Solo 7th; 2011 US Jr Nationals Team 5th, Duet 7th, Solo 8th;  2010 eSynchro Age Group Championships Team 2nd, Duet 3rd; 2009 eSynchro Age Group Championships Team 2nd; 2008 eSynchro Age Group Championships Team 1st, Duet 2nd; 2007 eSynchro Age Group Championships Team 2nd, Figures 8th; 2006 eSynchro Age Group Championships Team 3rd

Getting to know Claire Barton

Favorite food: Chicken Quesadilla

Least favorite food: Mushrooms

Favorite movie: “Stick It”

Favorite TV show: “Gossip Girl”

Favorite actor/actress: Jennifer Aniston

Top songs on your iPod: “Human” by Christina Perri, “Hero” by Enrique Iglesias

Most “embarrassing” song on your iPod: “Friday” (by the Glee Cast) originally by Rebecca Black

Biggest athletic thrill: Competing in team internationally

Athlete I most admire: Gemma Mengual

Favorite sport to watch: Figure skating and gymnastics

Your pre-competition ritual: I don’t really have a ritual; I just have to have my stuffed animal “synchro bear” with me at all times.

Sport you would be competing in if not for synchro: Dance or gymnastics

What is your favorite room in your house and why? The kitchen because it is where the whole family hangs out

What is the one luxury item that you could not do without? iPhone

Are you a morning person, afternoon person or night person? Morning

What is your favorite subject in school? Science

If you could see any musical act or performer (dead or alive) in concert, who would it be? Andrea Bocelli

If you could have one super power, what would it be? Flying ability

What is your motto? “Just do it” – Nike