Brooklyn-based swimmer Lia Neal, at 17, is only the second African-American swimmer to make it to the Olympic Games. “You let them try different sports, then find out what they like and then they can pursue that like, not necessarily to be a big success, but something to carry with them for a lifetime,” said Lia’s mom in an interview with The New York Times. But in her daughter’s case, her sport turned in to much more than just a hobby. Follow Lia for upbeat and down-to-earth tweets. She likes to chat about food, her interview techniques, and random pop-culture trivia (“How is ‘Call Me Maybe’ still so catchy even after like 5 months?#answermethis”).