Being a finalist at Speedos Sectional was a great achievement and, at the moment, the highlight of my high school freshman career. Though it may have been my best achievement yet, I strongly believe that I grew most as a student-athlete during my sophomore year despite my performance not living up to my personal standards. Rather than sulk and be disappointed as many swimmers are when they see their times increase, I analyze my mistakes and work them out with my coach. He was the reason why I become interested in swimming. Not only does he train me vigorously, but he encourages me to break my best times each meet. Thanks to him, I was able to overcome multiple challenges one at a time. Despite my high school not having a swim team, I want to join a college team that can showcase both my skills and times.
Though I have heavily invested my time into my swimming career, it does not hinder my academic side in high school. My high school goals are to pass with high marks and be able to prepare myself for college. Once I finish high school, I going to maintain high grades and obtain the majors I want to partake in my selected college. As captain of my swim team, I possess the skills to lead and inspire my teammates to improve upon their performance. I really hope to find a coach that could potentially lead me to the next level and really make me shine brighter in my college year.