When I was eight years old I could barely swim 12.5 meters without help. I noticed swimteam pictures on the wall and asked my parents what it was all about. I was determined at that point to make the team and I did three months later. I love the challenges that swimming presents mentally and physically. I love being part of a sport that pushes me as an individual, yet strives for team success. I am looking forward to what my future holds in swimming and academically.