Swimming is one of the things that makes me the happiest. I remember the pride I felt after swimming my first event in high school swimming. I had managed to break the record for the 200 IM for Dickinson High School as an eighth grader. It was one of the most exciting moments of that year. I was very fortunate to move into high school at Conrad and excel on the swim team there as well. I was able to place third in both of my events at the state championship as freshman and had the support of all of my friends that were there as well.
Swimming has always been one of my favorite things to do, however I have always had a hard time making friends on the teams I have been on. I am very lucky to have many friends where I swim now, but that was not always the case. It felt as if no one liked me and I had a hard time talking to other people my age. Luckily, swimming for high school really helped with my struggles socializing. Now, I have broken out of my shell and have a lot better of a time making friends, and I am incredibly grateful for that.
Ever since I have gained more social confidence I have been able to make excellent connections with other teammates. I would be a great fit on any team because I love encouraging my fellow swimmers and watching them excel in the sport we both love.