|Club||Mike Owensby||Macomb Octopus Swim team||Macomb||MI|
|High School||Aley Minton|
|50yd free||50m free||100yd free||100m free||200yd free||200m free||400m free||500yd free||800m free||1000yd free||1500m free||1650yd free|
|50yd back||50m back||100yd back||100m back||200yd back||200m back|
|50yd breast||50m breast||100yd breast||100m breast||200yd breast||200m breast|
|50yd fly||50m fly||100yd fly||100m fly||200yd fly||200m fly|
|200yd IM||200m IM||400yd IM||400m IM|
2019 Macomb Area Conference Gold Division 50 Free Division Champion
I think that swimming helps to keep me grounded and focused. Swimming has helped to teach me the value of working hard to reach the goals that I have set for myself both in and out of the pool. I believe that swimming on the college level will continue to build on my strong work ethic and make the overall college experience the best that it can be. I also think that being part of a team helps to build relationships and the ability to work with a diverse group of people helps me to be a better person overall.
In the pool I try to encourage those around me to always give their best effort. I do this by trying to set a positive example by doing this myself. I try to challenge my teammates to work hard to reach their best times. Out of the pool I have volunteered with my local Recreation Dept through the Junior Recreator program where I helped teach swim lessons and maintained the pool equipment and common areas such as cleaning the locker rooms. I have also volunteered with Special Olympic Programs by helping students with special needs compete in sports. Finally, I have assisted at the local soup kitchen serving lunch to people who have found themselves in need.
I pursue healthy athletic performance by trying to eat foods that will help my body maintain proper nutrients that will fuel my complete body. I uses stretching and a combination of weight training and swimming sets that keep my body physically ready for competition. I try to find balance between my fitness activities and other life activities to help keep my mental health at it's best status as well. I have to keep a balanced and well planned scheduled so that I am able to study, train, and compete to my best ability.
I volunteered through the Recreation Dept to help teach other how to swim. This is important to me because we live in an area that is surrounded by waterways. I believe that everyone should be able to swim and be safe around water. I have helped serve meals at the soup kitchen because I think that you should help people that are having a hard time and need food to eat.I enjoying help with Special Olympic events that offer people with special needs and disabilities the chance to participate in sports. Helping with Special Olympics is important to me because everyone wants to feel like they belong and want to be accepted. Being able to participate in sports in any way helps everyone be part of a team and feel good about themselves. I believe it is important to give back and not take things for granted. By helping others I have learned that everyone just wants to be loved and accepted for who they are, not for what they look like, or what they have to offer you in return.
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