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Captain of both the varsity girls swimming and water-polo teams junior year of highschool.
I love swimming and waterpolo and couldn't see myself not continuing them in college. These sports are part of my everyday life and provide me with a balanced life . I am willing to try anything i'm asked to by a coach. For the short amount of time I have been in these sports I feel the potential for growth and improvement during next year (my senior year) is immense and my coaches see the potential as well. The potential to grow even more and further improve my times and stats in college is large as well and is something I would like to pursue.
This past year (my junior year) I was captain of both my schools girls swimming and water polo teams. This meant lots of responsibility and i'm proud to have been an underclassmen captain. During my captaincy I tried to always motivate my teammates. During hard practices I encouraged my team to power through together as a unit. I also tried to always remain positive. I know that when you are part of a team, everyone feeds off each others energy and by keeping positive it helped everyone not only try their best but also enjoy the experience as well. No matter if my team won or lost the important thing for me since our team is younger and inexperienced was to stay optimistic and get everyone revved up to get back in the pool and work hard to improve. Outside of sports I like to buddy up with freshman especially to help them stay on the right path and to care about their work and strive to do their best. In a way I take them under my wing because when I was a freshman it helped me when another upper classman gave me guidance. High school can definitely be intimidating when you have never been before and it's always nice to have a friend to help you along. Another way I show leadership is when I go to the lunchroom. Sounds funny but each lunch period I look around to see who is sitting alone and I go sit and get to know the person. I started out doing this alone and then eventually got the rest of my team and other friends of mine to do it too. I did it not because I thought that this is what leaders do, I did it because I knew how it felt to sit alone and not know anyone and I didn't want other people to experience that when I could do something about it. It makes me feel good when I help other people and set a good example and I'm proud that I am able to do it.
I pursue a healthy athletic performance by budgeting my time. In order to succeed as a student athlete I have been taught to budget time for things that I need to do. I make sure to take advantage of study hall and any extra time I have to do homework and study as well as using time set aside everyday specifically for homework. Being a good student is just as important to me as being a good athlete. I make sure to fuel my body properly with a balanced diet which has helped me get more out of my practices and my overall performance. By doing these things, I believe it allows me to pursue a healthy athletic performance as well as achieving a healthy body and mind too.
In my community , I teach young children how to swim. When I first started swimming competitively I became certified to teach swim lessons and in my free time and most of the summer I get to teach children how to swim and pass on my joy of water sports onto them. My freshman year, I decided over Christmas break to write the police officers at my city's police force letters about how much I appreciated their service- especially around the holidays. This was important to me because in the recent years police are being pegged by the reputation of the few bad officers highlighted in the news and I wanted them to know that I supported them and knew that they all weren't bad and that their service is appreciated. One more thing I do for my community is help out at my old nursery school. My old nursery school has a special place in my heart and whenever I can I volunteer to spend time with the kids and help with office work. I feel an immense amount of joy and I feel incredibly lucky that I'm able to be a small part of helping my community that has helped me grow into the person I am today.
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