I fell in love with swimming before I could walk! At the age of 6 I started on a year round swim team and have never looked back. Swimming is my passion. I have swam for over 10 years now competitively but have never swam more then 9 hours a week or ever had any dry land training. In College I am looking forward to swimming longer practices, growing stronger and becoming the best swimmer possible. Through swimming I have become a determined individual and rise to the challenge when I am told I can't achieve something. I will train harder then my teammates if needed to insure I get to where I want to be and I will never give up, I will never settle for less than what I deserve. Like in the pool, I am also very determined academically. My high school goals are to graduate with at least a 3.5 GPA while including AP, advanced, and dual credit courses. While in college, I plan to major in Nursing and will expect the same standard from myself as I have in high school. I believe that working hard and staying positive is the key to being successful. In the summer of 2018 I competed in our State LCM Championship. In prelims I received a best time but tied for 9th place in the 200 Back. I then learned that someone had dropped out of finals and that I would have to do a swim off to compete for the 8th place spot. In the swim off I swam another best time, but was touched out for 8th place and the chance to metal. That night I was to come back and swim again, knowing that the metal I had so hoped for was not going to happen. I came back and not only won my heat and got a 3rd best time that day cutting almost 5 sec in all, I also made the Sectional Time for the 200 Back! This was one of my proudest moments in swimming as I fought hard and achieved a even bigger dream that day. On 2/9/19 I got 3rd in my 200 IM and 100 Back and achieved the 100 Back Sectional Time at my High School Regional Meet. My 200 Yard Medley Relay won our Regional Meet and will go into our State Meet 4th. I was the backstroke leg and achieved a personal best time of 28.43.