My name is Zoë Rebol and I am a swimmer.
My family moved to Idaho from Pasadena, California when I was three. What started as a way of maintaining fitness for backpacking, rock climbing, and skiing developed into habit, passion, and mission. Through sixth grade I attended Montessori school where I benefitted from hands-on self-directed learning; I also participated regularly in Teton Science School programs that used expeditionary field education to develop environmental leadership in students. Swimming was my home-base; a place to show up and leave the things I can’t control at the door and engage in things I can. I learned to put in steady work toward attainable goals and value the process.
I recently moved from rural Idaho to urban Pittsburgh which has brought me new challenges, opportunities, and learning experiences. As a swimmer and as a person, I believe my experience adapting to new coaches, schools, and teammates, staying consistent in my work ethic, and being a positive role model for my younger brother and sister defines me.
I am an honor student and plan to major in environmental science in college so that I can give back in a practical way. I want to continue to develop as a swimmer and help my teammates succeed.