My collegiate goals and aspirations is to attend a school that will provide a solid education while challenging me in swimming competition. I feel I would be great asset to any school based on my strong dedication in the classroom but also in swimming. How I approach education is the same way I approach swimming. By feeling the pain when I’m pushing myself to go as hard as I can in a race is one of the reasons I love swimming. When I am pushing through the pain, it makes me realize that I am pushing through barriers that I previously thought I could not break. When I finish, I look at the time displayed and no matter if it is an add or drop, I review the race and think what I could do better or what did I do that made the race better. I use the same approach with studying, testing, exams and grades. The work that I put in in training and then the constant pushing through the race makes me realize that nothing worth having comes without work.
I maintain a good social life and have built lifelong friendships. I understand what it takes to be on a team and encourage those around you. I believe I have done so by being trustworthy and lead by example. My freshman year, I was one of the two that made it to state. During my sophomore year of high school, I was selected to be the girls team captain. I was honored that they thought I would be the person to fulfill this role. That year really showed me that all the training we put in throughout the season paid off in the end. I want to continue to help my team reach their goals in a positive way. I think my determination and work ethic will benefit any college and swim team.