Getting to Know: Keeli McNeary

Keeli McNeary

Keeli McNeary
Aug. 6, 2014

Each weekday this summer a new cadet-athlete will be featured in Getting to Know, a Q&A series where Army fans can read about their favorite players. Today's cadet is a senior on the women's swimming team, Keeli McNeary.

NAME:
Keeli McNeary

HOMETOWN: Savage, Minn.

MAJOR: Management

DESCRIBE COACH WENDER: Dedicated, down to Earth and someone who cares deeply about the future of Army Swimming & Diving

FAVORITE ATHLETE: Peyton Manning

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM: Minnesota Twins

BEST PART OF ARMY SWIM & DIVE: My teammates. I’ve made some of the best friends I could ever ask for.

FAVORITE POOL TO SWIM IN: Navy

OPPONENT MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO PLAYING: NAVY!

HOW ARE YOU SPENDING YOUR SUMMER: CLDT followed by CTLT in Ft. Lewis, then getting ready to come back for a great Firstie year and beating Navy!

TO RELAX, I: Go on a walk or run around post

FAVORITE MEAL: Steak, mashed potatoes and biscuits

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: Orlando, Fla.

MY IPOD HAS: A little bit of everything and a lot of country

FAVORITE PART OF ARMY GAMEDAY: The atmosphere in the pool before the meet starts, everyone is so excited and ready to go

FAVORITE PART OF WEST POINT: The people. Everyone from the cadets to the officers and NCOs to the coaches, West Point truly brings in some of the best people

DESCRIBE ARMY SWIMMING & DIVING: Crazy – there are always a ton of people running around doing hilarious things and making one another laugh. We always have a great time when we’re around one another and we spend a lot of time together outside of the pool and outside of West Point.

WHAT SWIMMER WILL SURPRISE PEOPLE IN 2014: Claire Willis

WHO IS THE STRONGEST SWIMMER ON THE TEAM: Haileigh Phillips

WHO IS THE FASTEST SWIMMER ON THE TEAM: Kelly Hamilton

WHO IS THE FUNNIEST SWIMMER ON THE TEAM: Kate Kinley

WHICH SWIMMER IS MOST LIKLEY TO BECOME A GENERAL: Josie Antilla

WHAT TEAM THAT IS NOT ON OUR SCHEDULE WOULD YOU LIKE TO COMPETE AGAINST AND WHY: Air Force. It would be nice to have the opportunity to swim against them and Navy since Air Force has a swim team, too.

I FOLLOW HOW MANY PEOPLE ON TWITTER: 182

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