Mark Jechura

Hometown : Cincinnati, OH

Current residence: Bentonville, AR

Family: Son who is Methodist Pastor in Baltimore, MD

Occupation: Walmart Candy Buyer

Swimming background:  My sister taught me to swim in the community pool at age 5 by getting me to hold my breath, swim down and touch the bottom of the pool. From then, I joined the local age group and high school swim teams, and was able to swim at the collegiate level for the University of Tennessee.

Favorite event/race: 50 Meter Butterfly

Swimming hero: Caeleb Dressel

Swimming goals: I would like to swim in my first open water competition, the Oz Mile Swim at the end of September.

Advice to new masters swimmers: Swim with a group for learning, motivation and consistent training.

Hobbies: I like to travel and make walking trips both in the US and abroad.

Favorite drills:  Catch Up Freestyle, Single-Single-Double Butterfly

Do you participate in other sports? No

Where do you currently swim? Walton Fitness Center and Melvin Ford Aquatic Center


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