I have lived in the water since I was two. My formal training began when I was 5 with our local YMCA Competition team. I really knew I had found my home away from home, the pool. Since that time, I have met my best friend, won a district competition, gained great instruction from some of the best coaches and found discipline that carries over into my academic life. I believe in being a loyal team member and a good friend. My friendships in and out of the pool are very rewarding. I've been lucky to have very supportive friends and classmates. I just received my lifeguard certification and look forward to putting my new found skills to work for me. The group that trained with me were so encouraging and rewarding that I gained a whole new friend group.
I also see academics and extracurricular activities being just as important as swimming. Being a multitasker of doing both school work, activities and swimming can sometimes be hard but I always figure out a way to get both done. I am a straight A student taking both honors and AP classes this year. Math is my best and favorite subject so much so that I am taking two math classes right now. I am part of the Model United Nations group and National Junior Honor Society. Tutoring is an area that I feel I can give back. I help both my peers and those younger to understand math and science. This is very rewarding seeing them succeed.
Over the years, I have accumulated many medals in swimming. The most important ones to me were winning YMCA District 200 Fly at age 14 and breaking high school records both individual and relays in 2017. If you would have asked me about my favorite stroke two months ago, I would have said butterfly. Today, I am pursuing a whole new path in distance swimming. But I still love to fly. Swimming is an amazing sport that leads to amazing opportunities that I hope leads me to an amazing college.