I began swimming on a small summer swim team when I was 6 years old, and started club swimming with Aquastar when I was 8 years old, and every year since, my passion for the sport has grown. Currently, I am swimming for my high school, and for my club team, Aquastar. Being on the high school team has really taught me what it means to be a leader, and part of a team. During my Freshman and Sophomore seasons, I was consistently chasing the upperclassmen, and they fueled my competitive fire. Through swimming I have learned the value of hard work and dedication. While most competitive athletes want to win, I am the one that will do everything in my power to not lose. When I’m not in the pool training, my lifestyle is still based around the sport. For the past 3 years I have been a coach for the Bay Area Heat Special Olympics swim team. This has brought forth experiences that only a few people can hope to encounter and enjoy; being a part of the team has made me a more rounded individual. For the past 3 summers, I have also volunteered and coached my local summer swim team.
From these experiences I have been able to take a small piece of knowledge with me. I have learned that while the sport is almost entirely individual, no progress would be made without dedicated teammates, and coaches by my side.
This is why I want to find the school that will provide the team camaraderie of that similar to a family, and coaches that help me reach my maximum potential to make me the best version of myself possible. I want a team that will have the people to support me and push me to my furthest limits, both mentally and physically.
Academically, I am continuing to work to improve across the board. My current GPA is a 3.4/4.0, which consists of predominately Pre-Ap and AP classes. I am also a member of National English Honor Society. I am currently undecided upon my major. Most likely I will major in Engineering (Aerospace, Mechanical, or Civil), with a possible minor in Sports Medicine.