I have always loved the pool and swimming. I started swimming on a team when I was 5 years old and I have loved every second of it since then. Throughout my many years of swimming I have had lots of challenges; whether it was not getting my goal time or not qualifying for a specific meet. Although failing is hard, I have learned about myself through those failures. I learned that while swimming fast comes somewhat naturally to me, I have to work hard to compete at the “next” level. I have also learned that I can do more than I think I can. I have surprised myself so many times by getting a certain time or qualifying for a meet I never thought I would qualify for. Swimming has changed who I am as a person, for the better.
I have many high school and collegiate goals, both academic and athletic. By the time I graduate high school, I would like to win a Maryland state championship in the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyle. I would also like to graduate high school with as close to a 4.0 GPA as possible. In college, I would like to study biomedical engineering. I am looking for a fun college swimming experience that will help me grow at the same time. I want to be able to improve my times and help my team succeed.
I have many strengths. Some of these strengths include my strong drive to succeed, my self-discipline, and my attitude and ability to relate to my teammates and peers. These strengths have played a huge part in where I am today and will also play a huge part in my college experience. They will help me reach my goals of improving my times and helping my team succeed. My strengths may even help me reach my goal of qualifying for a big event, such as nationals! Over the past 9 years of swimming, I have been able to balance both swimming and schoolwork successfully. As a strong student and athlete, I feel that I have what it takes to be a part of your team!