As one of the most mentally tough sports out there, swimming has given me personal qualities I use in and out of the pool. Beginning at 9 1/2 years old, I developed a passion for swimming and competition. As a 3 sport athlete in water polo, swimming and track & field; swimming remains the sport I intend to pursue on a collegiate level. After experiencing disappointing results my freshman year, my motivation to achieve a better outcome pushed me to work harder and more efficiently. As a result, I ended my sophomore year with a silver in the 50 yard freestyle, a gold in the 200 yard freestyle relay and a bronze in the 400 yard freestyle relay at the PIAA 2018 Swimming State Championships. Another big accomplishment was going sub-50 in the 100 yard freestyle with a 49.99.
For the majority of my life, I have lived a goal-oriented way of life by persistently defining objectives and achieving particular goals in a season. I have confidence in the statement, "Practice in silence and let your achievements be the commotion", meaning I believe working hard will lead to future success in the fields of your choice. My most descriptive character qualities have notably been: motivated, loyal, and persisting. With the utilization of these character qualities I intend to help take my future collegiate swim team to success.