I have been a competitive swimmer for the past 12 years and have been competing for my university’s Division III swim team, where I currently serve as captain. I have had many accomplishments in the sport during my time in college. Last year, I made second team All-Conference in the AMCC 2019 Championships in the 100-yard Breaststroke, the 200 Individual Medley Relay, and the 400 Individual Medley Relay. At the AMCC 2020 Championships, I made second team All-Conference in the 200 yard Breaststroke, came in 3rd in the conference for the 100 yard Breaststroke, the 200 & 800 Freestyle relay, and the 200 & 400 Individual Medley relay. Alongside this, I also hold six school records for my school. Prior to my time here at Franciscan University, I swam for the Wilton Y Wahoos for 8 years and have served on the CT Swim Board as an Athlete Representative.
As a competitive swimmer and captain of my university’s swim team, I recognize that in order for a team to strive they must have the following: discipline, responsibility, and teamwork. Individuals should strive to discipline themselves so that when it comes to training, they know the skills they need to improve on. Each is responsible for their own work as well as helping their teammates. With this comes the importance of teamwork. A team is unable to grow if they are not willing to work with each other. Just like I do in swimming, I strive to help others so that they can perform to the best of their abilities.
I absolutely love the sport and would love to help others strive in the sport. As a swimmer who is only five feet tall, I recognize how crucial it is to have perfect technique. Perfecting my technique as a swimmer has allowed me to pursue goals of mine that are harder to achieve with lack of height. I believe that I am capable of helping the swimmers perform to the best of their abilities by helping them with their technique, as well as help them with their endurance.