I have been competitively swimming since the age of seven after a future teammate encouraged me to give it a try. It was challenging up to that point to find a sport that worked for me when I was younger; from dance to gymnastics and even karate, nothing ever worked out for me, but when I tried swimming, something just clicked. I had finally found a sport that was perfect for me and I’ve been swimming ever since. The life lessons and skill sets swimming has taught me are endless and have tremendously shaped me to who I am today. Namely, self-determination, motivation and leadership. Along with that it has taught me how to build strong, healthy, and lasting relationships with my teammates and coaches.
Currently, I am a Junior at Sheyenne High School in West Fargo, ND and have been on the varsity team since 7th grade. Club swimming with the West Fargo Flyers makes up the bulk of my year when not in High School season. This is the same team I was able to represent at Sectionals when I competed in 2018 and 2019. The 2020 Sections were cancelled amidst the Covid-19 Pandemic, precluding my chance to compete. Throughout the year, I also spend an immense amount of time outside of the pool dryland training, specifically weight training to further improve my conditioning. Since 2017, I have been very fortunate to call the Hulbert Aquatics Center my swimming home, a premier swimming facility in the United States. I am extremely grateful to have the opportunity to hone my skills in this pool.
My professional goal is to pursue a career in the medical field, and more specifically surgery. I’m hoping to attend a college that supports both my academic and athletic abilities and pushes me to my limits. I value hard work, dedication, and commitment and the college I attend must take advantage of these values and push me to be the best that I can be, as I hold myself at a high standard and expect the same from the college that I will attend!