When I was 10, my friend asked me if I wanted to be on the swim team for his neighborhood. I had never been on a swim team before, but I had always loved swimming, so I said, “yes.” I thought that I would be okay at it, but I was apparently better than okay at it. In my first year, I was one place away from going to the state meet. That made me want to work harder to go to state and say that I have competed with the best. After that year, I haven’t missed a state meet. The highlight of my swimming career so far is when I won the Middle School Championship for the 50 Freestyle and 50 Backstroke, but my goal is to win a state title at Denmark High School.
When I was twelve, I broke my arm while playing football. Instead of getting a regular cast, I got a waterproof cast, so I could still swim. Since I was able to practice instead of sitting out, I placed 4th in the state meet for Freestyle, and 8th in Backstroke. In high school, my goal is to have a 4.0 GPA or better, and that goal will be the same in college. I am a three-sport athlete, (Swimming, Golf, and Football) so I can stay in shape for the whole year. Since I am not even in high school yet, I don’t know where my skills will take me, but with continued effort, I hope to compete in college or even beyond!