Athlete of the Week: Chelsea Angulas

Sport: Swimming

Year: Second

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: Owego, NY


How Did You First Start Swimming?

I first started swimming when I was four years old. I would ask my mom to “swim” in the bathtub. When I grew too big for the bathtub I was enrolled in a club swim team when I was six years old.

Outside Of Swimming, What Do You Like To Do?

Outside of swimming I like fishing and boating in the Finger Lakes.

Who Are Your Biggest Role Models?

My biggest role models have to be Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky because they are outstanding swimmers and they always inspire me to do my best.

Are You A Fan Of Any Professional Teams?

Go Bills!

Do You Have Any Sports-Related Superstitions?

Before my races I have to wipe my goggles clear of fog about 20 times before I jump in, also before my backstroke races I rub my thumb and index finger together just to calm my nerves.

What’s Your Favorite Sports Memory?

My favorite sports memory was the first SUNYAC relay I swam in. Last year in the 400-yard medley relay we crushed SUNY Geneseo and came out with a gold medal. Having three other teammates to share that with was the best

feeling I could have.