Hello, my name is Nilton Dos Santos de Oliveira and I am currently a senior in high school. I began swimming my freshman year and since then my three years of experience have never failed me. Everyday that I step into a pool to swim becomes an eventful day for me. Where I am from, not a lot of focus is put into swimming. There are many obstacles, some being availability of swimming pools, limited access during the day, and lack of competition. My junior year was an unexpected success! It was the first time I swam club and school. It certainly paid off. I understand sacrifice and commitment are key to this success. Therefore, I am also committed to my studies. I was selected to participate with CTE to acquire my Pharmacy Technicians License. Last, but not least I'm ranked in the top 5% of my class, which I work on maintaining every day.