I push through the challenges that I face and no matter what, I always get back up and fight through the hardships. I strive to improve everyday and learn from my mistakes. When life doesn't go as planned, I remain optimistic. I don't just swim for myself, I swim for the team by pushing myself past my limits in order to help the team place even higher. I am respectful and coachable because I listen to advice and respect those around me and I aspire to be the best I can be by constantly looking for new ways to improve. Winning the Washington State Championship during my Sophomore and Junior Year was the highlight of my high school career. However, I grew the most when I was kicked off the medley relay at state during both my freshman and sophomore year. This helped me re-focus on becoming a solid swimmer capable of playing at the college level by learning the values of teamwork, leadership, and commitment.
I hope to qualify for nationals, final at these big meets, and maybe even qualify for trials. Additionally, although my best event is the 200 individual medley, I am a well-rounded swimmer and push myself to be great at all the strokes. In school, I have learned to be independent. The AP classes and "flipped classroom" setups have taught me qualities that will help me in college and beyond. I have adapted to the work ethic needed to succeed in these difficult classes and always strive to learn more. I am looking for a program that will be a good fit for me athletically, as well as academically. My coach always tells me that "character beats talent" and I believe that I have the character, work-ethic, and leadership skills to have a positive impact on your program.