June 26, 2019

‘My Hometown’ – Kristen Romano


Kristen Romano | Long Beach, N.Y.
Junior | Swimming & Diving

Long Beach, N.Y., is located in Nassau County. It is on the Long Beach Barrier Island, the westernmost of the outer barrier islands off of Long Island’s South Shore. It is nicknamed “The City by the Sea”.

Q. What do you love most about your hometown?

A. The people, the food, and the beach

Q. How do you describe your hometown in one word?


Q. What is your favorite memory from your hometown?

Jumping into the ocean on Superbowl Sunday for the Make a Wish Polar Bear Plunge

Q. What do you miss most about your hometown?

A. The ocean

Q. How often do you go home?

Once a year

Q. Does your family still live in your hometown and how long have they been living there?

My family does not live there anymore

Q. What is the biggest difference between your hometown and Columbus?

The people are different in Columbus than they are in New York

Q. What is the most popular thing to do in your hometown?


Q. Is there anyone famous from your hometown?

Billy Crystal, Lil Peep, Billy Joel

Q. How has your hometown contributed to where you are today?

My hometown helped me to realize my dreams of being an Olympic swimmer some day

Q. What is the population of your hometown?

A. 33,275

Q. What sport is popular in your hometown?

A.  Hockey, swimming, and lacrosse

Q. How many kids attended your high school?

327 in my 2017 graduating class

Q. Is there local food your hometown is known for?


Q. What are your local sports teams?

Rangers (hockey), Jets (football), Giants (football), Bills (football), Yankees (baseball)

Q. If you could have grown up somewhere else, would you have?

Not a chance

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