National Junior Team Member Carson Foster Featured in Olympic Channel’s “Heroes of the Future”

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

National Junior Team member Carson Foster was recently featured in an original mini-series “Heroes of the Future” by the Olympic Channel for being one of the stars to watch in the next few years.

Foster, 16, had himself a solid summer with three gold medals at the Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championships this summer in Fiji in the 400 IM, 200 back and 200 IM.

The short film features Foster with his club team in Ohio, the Mason Manta Rays, as well as his two siblingsHannah and Jake Foster.

Foster is currently in his junior year of high school and he has already committed to swim for the University of Texas where he will be a freshman in the fall of 2020. In the film, it highlights his days as a National Age Group Record holder when he was 10-years-old, breaking the record that was held then by the legendary Michael Phelps. Those results resulted in him being Swimming World’s featured age group swimmer of the month in our October 2012 issue.

Foster talked about what breaking the Phelps record meant to him, as well as how much him and Olympic Gold Medalist Ryan Murphy inspire him.

He also talked about what making an Olympic Team would mean to him and how long he has been dreaming of that goal.

The Olympic Channel has featured many great athletes “before they were superstars.” That list includes 18-year-old Michael Phelps, 14-year-old Emily Seebohm and 17-year-old Sarah Sjostrom.

The full five minute episode can be viewed here.

 

 

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