The first time I began swimming was at the age of seven. I liked the sport, but it took a year for me to fall in love. It happened when I won an event that I had been working hard at and I jumped out of the water and began to dance on the side of the pool deck! This was completely inappropriate, but that is when I knew I wanted to do this sport for the rest of my life.
I love swimming, it is where my whole heart is. I am a hard worker, and will motivate anyone I swim with, and let them motivate and push me. Being in a team atmosphere motivates me, and I love becoming a family with the teammates and coaches I work with.
Being a college swimmer has been a dream of mine for years. I hope I can fulfill these dreams, and take them further than I expected. I believe that swimming is a sport like no other, and that is why I love it so much. It requires desire, hard work, sportsmanship, and determination. Everyday I can't wait to keep swimming, improving, and seeing what the next goal is that I can accomplish.