For me, swimming was a way for me to find my potential and work towards a goal that challenged me. I started swimming during the 7th grade as a way to "make friends," and found I enjoyed it tremendously. I worked incredibly hard to qualify for the Wyoming state meet that year and after moving to Hawaii, I qualified for their state meet as well. I am dedicated to this sport and always willing to come to practice. I currently live with my grandmother in Wyoming where I am finishing high school after moving back after freshman year in order to be closer to the people that I know. While not always easy, I have not let the situation deter me from my motives and continue to push myself both in and out of the pool. I am always pushing myself to be a better swimmer, I am almost never truly satisfied with my times because there is always a bigger goal that I want to achieve which drives me forward. During relays (200 and 400 free; 200 medley) I am almost always a lead-off or an anchor (for both age group and senior meets). I went to HHSAA states this year as a freshman for the 50 and 100 free and was part of the 200 free relay that qualified for finals. During my sophomore year, I managed to qualify for the state meet in the 50 free even while joining the team late and having to adjust to the 5,000 feet altitude increase. At states, I, unfortunately, shifted on the blocks and false started, but even knowing what I had done, I was able to swim a 26.6 even with the altitude. I want to compete in college to challenge myself and to see where I can take my swimming. I believe that with the right fit, I can take my swimming to completely different levels.