|Club||Pete Suydam||River City West Diving team||Hartford||CT|
|High School||Pete Suydam|
High school, Connecticut Central Conference, Class M States, CT State Open and club
|Years diving||USA Diving||AAU|
Been diving for 3 years. Qualified for states freshman year but was injured so could not compete at States that year. Sophomore year placed 6th in the class M, CT states with a score of 347. Stopped playing varsity soccer this year, junior year, to focus on diving and have increased my personal best score consecutively at the last 3 meets. Obtaining my personal best this past Friday 1/20/2017 with a 259.8 (6 dives). We are 6 meets into the season. 2017 Season place 1st in Central Connecticut Conference with a score of 359.8. Place 3rd Class M State meet score 372.65 State Opens are next Thursday. Received Most Valuable Player Award for 2017 season. I will be posting Highlights from 2017 Conference, States and Opens later this week.
I am a strong athlete who has played multiple sports in my career. I gave up Varsity soccer this year ( junior year) to focus on Diving. I also play varsity Lacrosse. I am a junior and involve in multiple clubs and organizations.
I have always played sports and it helps me mentally and physically. I do not like sitting around I am always on the move and up through my freshman year was participating in 2 sports per season. It also helps me with time management. I know that college will be a challenge, however I feel I am more than prepared. Avon High School is one of the top school district in the state and CT schools are top in the country. Academically I am prepared and physically I am prepared to compete in a varsity sport.
Varsity Captain of 2016-17 Swim/Dive Team, Captain Freshman lacrosse team, Captain Junior Varsity Lacrosse team sophomore year, Captain Junior Varsity Soccer team sophomore year. Lead the team with drills, motivated teammates and my strong positive attitude help gain respect from my teammates which has led a cohesive bonding of the teams I have led to date.
Freshman orientation group leader taking charge and creating a welcoming environment for the incoming freshman class for open question environment.
I stretch, workout and focus on eating healthy. I eat frequent small meals with many fruits and vegetables. I drink a lot of water and try to stay away from soda.
Events, clubs, and groups that I have been apart of include: Relay for Life, serve food at Immaculate Conception homeless shelter, sing in Life Teen Choir at St Ann's church in Avon, CT. , Unified sports (combines an equal number individuals with and without intellectual disabilities to play sports), Future Business Leaders of America, Acapella Singing group, Avon High School -freshman orientation volunteered both sophomore and junior years. I enjoy people and especially those not as fortunate as myself. I am involved with our church as well as our town. I have enjoyed the relationships I have developed and the respect I have gained from both my peers and their parents.