|Club||Dave Korst||Green Bay YMCA Swim Team||Green Bay||WI|
|High School||Bill Rinehart|
|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|
Melissa Kapalin Memorial Award Winner (GBY AWARD)-2016///
I also play softball, was able to letter on the Varsity team that made sectionals as a Freshman.
I love the work that comes with swimming and want to swim at a high level in college. Our swim team cut back on our dry land work because I was one of only a few kids on the team that didn't miss. So this year I do the dry land work and weightlifting in my basement.
I didn't start out feeling like I was a leader. I've had to work at it. In swimming I've tried to make sure everyone on the team feels like they belong no matter how talented they are. When I was younger before I would swim I would shake everyone's hand that I was swimming against before jumping into the pool. I've gotten to where I am through a lot of hard work, and I make sure I make everyone feel welcome. I feel that is one reason I was named Captain of our High School swim team for this upcoming year (my Junior season).
I work hard to make sure my studies come first above everything else. I don't procrastinate. I am on time. I do everything within my power to get better. As a habit at the beginning of every season I pick a swimmer who is faster than me (sometimes someone on the boys side), and I make it a goal to be faster than them by the end of the season, and once I pass that person, I pick the next person up.
In the summer time I help my father coach a youth softball team, comprised of 9 and 10, and 11 year old children (this year they will be 10,11 and 12 years old.). I enjoy helping the girls get better and feel more confident in themselves. I share my beginnings so that hard work really does win out in the end. I try to explain to them that effort is the one constant that is completely under their control, and that ultimately those who put in the most consistent strong effort win out.
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