I have been involved in sports from a very young age. I always found myself being the most competitive and later found a passion in swimming. Even though I am only 13 years old, I have huge aspirations to be in a college or university that pushes my limits and allows me to succeed in the sport. I believe that hard work pays off. So what I can assure you is that I will work harder than anyone and will do whatever to make myself better.
I've only been swimming competitively for around 4 years, but as I continue to improve, my goal to be a swimmer in the future becomes more and more reachable. For 3 years I have been swimming in Singapore, I think the amount of improvement I have made is very big. I started out not being accepted to the main squad, but I asked for an opportunity and I proved everyone wrong and was then offered a scholarship. At age of 12 I had 8 events with AAAA motivational times, I got a Mexican age group record in 50m Butterfly. Age 13 I qualified for the Singapore World Cup and got a chance to swim with world class swimmers such as Katinka Hosszu, Ranomi Kromodijojo and more. I also have 6 regional medals in Spain, and top 10 rankings in spanish nationals. In the 3 years in Singapore I have 6 national medals.
I have been open to many opportunities to travel and live internationally to discover a diversity in swimming. I have competed in a variety of places around the world such as Shanghai, Japan, Thailand, Mexico, Spain, Portugal and Singapore. I am a very committed person both in swimming and academically. Living as an expat has also allowed me to understand many different cultures in sport and has opened me to different languages that I now speak; English, Spanish, Chinese. Luckily in my current school in Singapore I have the advantage that my school supports swimming greatly which makes it much easier to spend more hours by the pool. Throughout this journey in many places but mostly in Singapore I have learnt that balance is key for success, and I slowly had to adapt to the huge commitment in this sport. I have also come to an understanding that there are many sacrifices both my family and I have to make in order to succeed. What makes me different from other recruits in character is that I will work harder and I am also very open to different programs and so on.