One of my biggest goals in life is competing at the collegiate level. Swimming has been a major part of my life ever since I was little. I first started competing for the YMCA at the age of 6 and quickly grew from there. The sport has taught me how hard you have to work to reach your goals, and how to work through problems. I love the satisfactory feeling of knowing that you accomplished a goal, which is why I strive to work harder in both athletics and academics.