Hi! My name is Micaela Sierra and I am a Junior in high school. I was born in a small country in South America called Uruguay, and I moved to Florida when I was 12 years old. I swim breaststroke, just like my aunt who participated in the 1996 Olympics. I have represented Uruguay in meets like Pan-American Games 2019, Junior World Championships 2019, South American Championships 2019 and some others. I placed 3rd in the 200 and 100 breaststroke at the 2019 South American Championships. Aside from swimming, I love reading, writing, and music. I would love to someday write my own stories and share them with the world. I love learning everything I possibly can; I have taught myself how to play guitar, piano, how to perfect my writing, how to draw realistic eyes, how to cook, etc. Every time I set myself to learn something, I will spend hours watching videos, reading articles and practicing until I get it right. One of the reasons I love swimming is because of all the people I've met and everything that it's taught me. My current team is amazing, we all support each other as if we were family; thanks to them, I have learned what it means to be part of a team. When you surround yourself with people that are going through the same things you're going, you feel less alone. I think that's why my school friendships never lasted, they never understood. I am and forever will be thankful for swimming. It's taught me responsibility, discipline, and perseverance, and I love sharing what swimming has taught me with others, I love helping people motivate themselves and be the best they can be.