When I was younger, swimming in college wasn’t really on my radar. I loved the sport, went to practice and fell in love with competing. As I got older, the idea of swimming in college was always in the back of my mind but not something that I was dead set on. However now, I could not imagine my life without swimming. I am more committed than ever, practicing seven times a week as well as lifting and doing TRX twice a week. To stop swimming now seems crazy because it is such an important part of my life. In fact, in some ways, swimming defines me. I am anticipating big time drops this year and I am looking forward to continuing my swimming career at the collegiate level.