|Club||Hellen Collins||Sarasota Sculler Youth Rwoing Club||Osprey||Fl|
|Best Time (mm:ss.s)||1:59.0||9:30.0||-||-||-||-||-|
|Bench Press (max)||Wingspan||Years rowing|
Freshman year- bronze at 2016 FRSA sculling states for freshman double
Sophomore year- 1st place at 2016 Melbourne erg sprints in varsity team really race
2016-2017 season team captain
ABC7 news athlete of the week. 11-1-2016
I am the captain of my rowing team. I like lots of steady state on the erg and walks on the beach. Following this I am an AP student and an IB course taker.
I would like to further my skill in rowing, improve my erg times, and compete at a higher level of rowing. I also believe that being part of an elite sports team with a heavy schedule will be good for the level of dedication I have to keep a tight schedule and complete school work.-
As far as leadership on my rowing team, I excel in motivating the younger rowers, organizing social and performance based events, I am usually a strong mouth piece for the coaches to explain the days workout to the rest of the team. In reward to my work ethic and rowing performance, freshman year I earned the young athlete of the year award from my team.
I take strong leadership positions outside of rowing too. An example of this is the role I play at my local church, Altar serving and often helping the younger servers learn and perform during the mass.-
To begin with, when I started rowing in 7th grade I was a blob with very unhealthy eating habits, although I have always been athletic, I maintained a husky physique up untill the summer of freshman year. During this time i developed a new lifestyle in which I still strictly abide by, I lift weights and do intense interval training 5 days a week, 3 of these additional trainings are directly after crew practice, directly before homework, dinner and bed.
My current eating habits are very good. I track my nutrients, macros, and calories. An example of this is my meal prep; every Sunday I spend a couple of hours preparing all of my meals and snacks for the week into tupaware, insuring the meals meat my necessary amount of protein, carb, and fat intake. I also believe hydration is essential; everyday I carry around a gallon of water at school to insure I stay hydrated during classes to prepare for my rowing practice.
In my community I stay in aid through my service at my local church. At church I altar serve and have often helped with events and have participated in occasional trips to soup kitchens.
Another local service I provide is volunteering as a camp counselor at the summer camp my rowing club hosts for middle schoolers to learn how to row and work together as a team. At these summer camps I help these kids feel good about themselves, become friends with one another, learn what it takes to be part of a team, and learn the fundamentals of rowing.
I also spend, usually 2 days a month during the summer shadowing a pediatrician, Dr. Howard Fuchs. At his practice I am provided the opportunity to help him with things around the office, learn knowledge on basic injuries and infections, and often get to right a brief paper on something I witnessed in the office that day or month. Currently I am in search of doctors in other fields to shadow In order to widen my knowledge of other medical fields.-