I got started in swimming when I was 4-months-old. We live in Arizona, so as soon as it was warm enough to get in the water, I was kicking away. By the age of 6, I was on my first swim team and have never looked back. I have worked with the same coach my whole life, she is great, but as a team, we have struggled to get pool time. We only swim 4 days a week for 1 hour at a time, before Corona we had 90-minute practices, but still swam just 4 days a week. We have never done doubles. We also don't have access to a weight room. Dryland is composed of dumbbells/kettlebells and bodyweight exercises. Regardless of the things we haven't had as a team, I am so grateful for the opportunity that swimming and swimming with my team have provided.
I want to go to college to one day become an OB/GYN doctor, to bring new life into this world. I am interested in learning about anatomy and athletic physiology. I also want to be an Olympian and I feel like a collegiate swim team is a necessary step in that process. I am hardworking, strong-willed, dedicated to self-improvement, a good teammate, and a good friend, all those things are what I believe makes me a good candidate for your team. What makes me different? I make other teammates feel accepted, appreciated, and encouraged. I am just over 6’ tall (I’m not sure if I am done growing yet), I have big hands, and huge feet (I have to shop in the men’s section for shoes), I am quick off the blocks, I have good flip turns and my underwaters are fast. I believe I have LOTS of room for improvement. What makes me a good student? I love learning about biology, the human body, & history, I especially like learning about the Holocaust. There have been a lot of good teachers in my life, I cannot wait to meet the ones who will help shape my future college career with you.