I first began my competitive swimming career at the age of seven years old. From then on, swimming became my passion and the pool became my favorite place to be. A few things that swimming has taught over the years are how to be a team player, how to be mentally strong, and how to take criticism. As a captain of my high school team it is always important to take leadership in both the high and low points of the season. In my next year of high school swimming, it is my goal to improve on little things such technique as well as my times. In my academics, it is my goal to continue to push for success throughout my senior year. I am looking to attend a college with strong programs in both academics and swimming.