Today was Club Swim’s first open practice! For this week’s SotW, we’re thrilled to introduce you to the architect of that practice: our beloved coach and teammate, Kimberly Ma!

After two terms adrift, club swim has finally returned to a state of normalcy in the wake of Kimmy’s long awaited return from her time abroad in Japan! Caring, disciplined, and flawlessly organized, Kimmy is more responsible than anyone for the team’s success in the pool and is a key part of its warm community. Keep reading to learn more about the amazing person and swimmer behind our top-notch practices!

Name: Kimberly (Kimmy) Ma

Major(s): Human Biology, Japanese double
Hometown: Cupertino, CA
Class year: 2018
Age and/or birthday: 21 (July 4, 1996)

Hobbies: writing music, swimming, cooking (mainly Chinese or Japanese stuff)
Favorite movie: Deadpool; Mulan; Moana
Favorite season (e.g. fall, spring, summer, winter): fall or spring
If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it? donate half to charities; use a quarter for family, save the rest for grad school… #senioryearstruggles

Favorite Dartmouth memory (thus far): stargazing with my best friends out on the golf course
Favorite Club Swim memory: Gilman retreat each year while playing the sock game
Goal for this coming year: Bond with the team for my last year here, and get within 5 seconds of my old 100 butterfly time!