Cardinal Capsule

Jan. 30, 2001


RobCanales
Sport: Swimming
Year: Senior
Events: Breast/IM
Height: 6-0
Weight: 185
Hometown: San Jose, CA
High School: Bellarmine Prep
Major: History

NICKNAME:
Tackleberry

FAVORITE FOOD:
McDonald's

FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST:
No one in particular. Definitely not Michael Bolton.

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM:
Stanford Swimming

FAVORITE PLACE TO HANG OUT:
Yosemite

BEST BOOK YOU HAVE READ:
A People's History of the United States - Howard Zinn

FAVORITE CLASS:
Stone Tools

FAVORITE HOBBY:
Shooting

FAVORITE VIDEO GAME:
Tetris

FAVORITE T.V. SHOW:
anything on the Discovery channel or Jeopardy

FAVORITE ATHLETE:
Tiger Woods

FAVORITE NON-SWIMMING ACTIVITY:
Backpacking

ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES YOU:
Motivated

IF YOU WERE GOING ON A ROAD TRIP AND COULD ONLY TAKE ONE CD, WHICH ONE WOULD YOU TAKE:
Fleetwood Mac's Greatest Hits

BEST VACATION OR TRIP YOU HAVE EVER TAKEN:
vacation in Spain and France with friends

OPPONENT YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO BEAT:
USC. I love beating those guys.

HOW DO YOU PREPARE BEFORE A MEET:
Carefully.

IF YOU COULD PLAY ANOTHER SPORT AT STANFORD, WHAT WOULD IT BE:
Water Polo

BEST THING ABOUT BEING A STUDENT-ATHLETE AT STANFORD:
Free admission to other varsity sports events

BEST PART ABOUT YOUR GAME:
Winning

SOMEWHERE YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN THAT YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO VISIT:
The Himalayas

IF YOU COULD HAVE DINNER WITH A FAMOUS PERSON, WHO WOULD IT BE:
Abraham Lincoln

WHAT HAS BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOU ATHLETIC CAREER TO THIS POINT:
Winning NCAAs in 1998

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME:
Web Design

MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE:
My Father

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE TO ATTEND STANFORD:
Swimming, academic tradition, and location (in that order)

WHAT IS SOMETHING ABOUT YOURSELF THAT FEW PEOPLE KNOW:
I was born in Minnnesota

YOUR ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO YOUNG SWIMMERS WHO WANT TO COMPETE IN COLLEGE:
Work on your kicking, especially underwater.

FAVORITE BREAKFAST CEREAL:
Frosted Flakes

NOBODY KNOWS HOW MUCH I LIKE:
McDonald's

EARLIEST SWIMMING MEMORY:
Summer league - 8 and under.

FAVORITE PRE-MEET MEAL:
Cytomax and a Powerbar

FAVORITE POOL TO COMPETE AT AND WHY:
Arizona State. Nice weather (outdoor pool), nice walls, good deck space, good restaurants in the area, and I've always swam well there.

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