My name is Samuel Tiblier and I wish to swim and compete in college. I've been swimming for roughly 12 years and have fallen in love with the sport more and more every year and have zero intention of ever stopping. My whole life has been molded by this sport. I am very low maintenance and always open to new ideas regarding nutrition and training. Swimming has taught me commitment, determination, and above all else, teamwork. When I first came to my high school, Brentwood Academy, I was fresh out of homeschool. I didn't know anyone and was excited to make friends. But I had the swim team. My freshman year, I broke five BA swim records and made it my goal to break every single record. I am now known at my school as "The Swimmer." I quite like that title but wish to be known for more than just my athletic achievements. I am more than just swim times on a stat sheet. I am a scholar/athlete who is fiercely dedicated to improvement.
During my sophomore year, I didn't meet my standards with both English and Mathematics and I ended the year with a 3.9 GPA. That was simply unacceptable, so I decided to make a change. I took harder classes the next year and even gave up a study hall so I could attend more classes. I worked hard to improve everything especially my weaknesses. Eventually, it all paid off. I ended my fourth quarter junior year with a 4.46 GPA, a 5 on the AP English exam, and a spot on the Headmaster's Honor roll for academic excellence. My Cumulative GPA is still around 4.0-4.1 but I hope to improve that by the time I graduate by taking more AP and honors classes. An interesting fact about me is that I am a self-employed blacksmith. Basically I play with fire, smack 1,600 degree steel, and get paid to have fun doing it. My father and I built our forge and, at the moment, I am currently designing my own website. All that to say, I took the initiative to start my own business because I love to do what I love to do. That applies to swimming, forging, and academics.
My end goal is to be an orthopedic surgeon and help as many people as I possibly can. Ever since my freshman year, I have been in love with the function of the natural world and the intense complexity of life and Creation. I intend to engage in a pre-med track or biology focus in college. I have been warned that going down the pre-med track as well as being on a sports team is asking for a formidable scheduling challenge in college. To that admonition I say, "Good. I'm going to college to learn and grow, not to party and be bored." I have no intention of being a part of the party scene or slacking off. I was raised to work hard, take pride in it, and excel in every way possible. My name is Samuel Tiblier and I hope to be considered for a spot in your pool and your classroom. Thank you for your time.