Bursting onto the scene, Erica Sullivan makes her appearance on The Social Kick.
Erica is a 20-year-old long-distance pool and open water swimmer from Las Vegas. Newly selected to represent Team USA in the 1500m, Erica claimed her ticket in a brilliant trials swim, coming in second to Katie Ledecky and holding off Sandpipers teammate Katie Grimes.
Selected for her first Olympic Games during Pride Month and with the games taking place in Tokyo, Erica opens up about her position of representation being both gay and of Japanese descent.
Proud of who she is and unapologetically witty and charismatic, our conversation touches on the importance of representation, not just in swimming but all over the world.
One of the fastest up-and-coming US distance swimmers, we talk to Erica about what itâ€™s like training open water in Nevada, her difficulties and advice with mental health as an athlete, and her love of film (watch out Oscars)!
A joy to speak to and get to know, Erica Sullivan is undoubtedly making waves both in and out of the water.