“All in All the Time”. I am currently a swimmer for Trident Aquatics, a USA team in Oklahoma. This phrase is our team motto and what I choose to live by. I use this motto in striving to develop excellence in my swimming, education and life in general.
I have been swimming since I was 10 years old. I have always had a love for water whether it was playing in a mud puddle, swimming in a pool or even washing cars. After swimming for a rec league for several years, I realized I wanted more structured and disciplined workouts. This is when I reached out to Trident Aquatics and they took me in with open arms. Through swimming, Trident has taught me to appreciate the value of practice and determination in achieving my goals.
My academic high school goals are to keep my GPA above 3.7 and take the necessary classes needed to prepare me for college. I am currently utilizing all recourses available to me in order to prepare for the ACT Exam. My high school swimming goal is to break the state record in the 100 backstroke before I graduate.
I have not 100% decided on my educational path, but I believe it will be in the medical field. I enjoy working with a team but also as a individual and taking responsibility for my own actions in a challenging environment. I have always had satisfaction when it comes to helping people. In addition to wanting to be apart of college swimming, I am seeking a quality education that will position me strongly upon graduation.
I have been a representative of my Oklahoma swimming USA club team for 3 years. This consisted on going to annual meetings and voting on Oklahoma swimming issues. I am also going on my 2nd year of being apart of the Oklahoma athlete committee. One of our major projects on this committee was to conduct an outreach clinic for the Native American youth. Recently, I have been elected as the Junior Athlete State Representative for Oklahoma Swimming. I participate in the annual USA National Convention. These conventions consist of business meetings and educational workshops conducted by USA swimming. I believe this is a great leadership role for me. Additionally, I get contacted to give private lessons to the youth in my community. I have also had the opportunity to volunteer with John 3:16 during the Thanksgiving holiday.
Through these events I have gained experience as a leader, team player and an overall hard worker. I put 110% of my heart and passion into everything that I do. Through swimming I have learned to appreciate the value of practice and determination in achieving my goals. Even through disappointment, I have learned to be persistent. My training has taught me about intense preparation and working with a team towards a common goal. By instructing the youth in my community I have developed a since of pride and accomplishment. I have learned through time management how to balance my swimming, studies, social life and duties around the house. My current coaches have expressed to me on many occasions that I possess the characteristic of being very coachable and able to adapt to change very well. I possess the energy, determination and stamina to withstand the balance of college swimming, my classes and social life. I conduct myself with honor and respect on and off the deck because I know the way I carry myself reflects my coaches, my team and the school I attend.
I am committed to excellence in and out of the water, and ready to experience the many tremendous successes, life lessons and fun that competitive college swimming can provide while achieving my academic goals.
Thank you for taking the time to get to know me.