Behind the Athlete – Anna Alridge


by Gabe Gilson


Indianola, Iowa

Sport you play at Simpson?


Biggest pet peeve?

My biggest pet peeve is when people skip sets in the workout, so annoying.


Athletic Training/Pre-Physical Therapy

Biggest inspiration in life?

The unoriginal answer: my parents. They’ve never missed a meet in my 13 years of swimming.

Favorite professional athlete?

Cristiano Ronaldo.

Least preferred stroke in swimming and why?

Butterfly, because not only is it the hardest stroke, but its absolutely awful on my shoulders.

Best class ever taken at Simpson?

Recognition and Evaluation of Athletic Injuries.

Pre-race ritual?

Listening to a ‘pump up’ playlist, and imagining the race.