I started swimming competitively when I was nine and swam summer league for as long as I can remember before that. In my time within the sport, I have learned countless lessons. But the most important lesson to me is appreciating that my love for swimming comes from the people in it and the people I have been lucky enough to be surrounded with at my club. Having people to race, push me, and work hard alongside in practice while also having a great time and enjoying myself in and out of the water is what pushes me to improve every day. Being within a family environment on The Woodlands Swim Team is the greatest contributor to what has made my time in club swimming so enjoyable and has led to invaluable friendships that I will treasure forever. My goal in collegiate swimming is to be a part of and contribute to a program where I can make myself a better student, swimmer, and person all while being part of a group with a strong culture and family ethos. I believe that I would contribute greatly to a college swim program largely thanks to my experience being a part of a club with immense culture and my hunger to improve myself as an athlete.