My swimming journey began at the age of 5 as part of a summer swim program. My parents tell me that from a young age I loved the water, so it shouldn’t be surprising that swimming has become a life long sport for me. I enrolled in year round swim following that summer, and I have never looked back. At 10, I made my first state cut and started becoming more competitive. In middle school, I set a goal to work toward a college swimming career. The last several years have shown me with continued hard work, discipline and focus, I can achieve that goal.
I joined my high school swim team in 2018 and was able to make an immediate impact as a freshman. I finished 3rd in the county in the 500 Free and in the top 15 of both my events at the high school state meet. While swimming is a team sport, it is most thoroughly felt at the high school level. I grew in the sport, learned a lot from the upperclassmen and my passion for the sport became even stronger. The season reinforced my goal of wanting to swim at the college level more than ever.
Swimming is a part of me. It is where I shed the stresses of the day, it helps keep me focused and helps me manage my time, it is great exercise and it is a place I feel confident and strong. As you know, it is a demanding sport – but one that I love and that I can continue to grow in well into my adult years. Each year I set new goals that keep me focused and give me something to work toward. I am accustomed to pushing myself beyond what I thought possible, dedicating my time between my sport and academics as well as carving out much needed time for family and community. I know that I would be an asset to your program!