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I want to be recruited to play sports in college because I feel that after jumping into the sport of swimming, without previous experience, I believe that my continuation will only allow me to grow and improve further. I want to see how fast I can be. Also, I want to make a commitment of spirit to my teammates while learning and growing alongside them throughout the season.
On and off of the pool deck, I believe I have demonstrated leadership through my commitment to creating a welcoming, loving, spirited and fun environment alongside my teammates, for my teammates. I have demonstrated this on deck by displaying inspirational quotes and fun drawings on the windows on deck for the team to look to in times of anxiousness or struggle before an exhilarating home race or during kick sets of "never-ending" practices. I have demonstrated leadership off-deck by understanding the importance of team-bonding and friendships within the team. I believe that CVHS Girl's Swimming and Diving team does not simply consist of teammates, but sisters, family, friends that love and support one another. Without this bond, one does not have a team. Without this bond, one may simply have a group of athletes who committed to a sport. This bond within CVHS Girl's Swimming and Diving team was created through dryland workouts, summer get-togethers, holiday parties, and carpools to 7 A.M. Saturday practices. I was a voice out of many teammates who took part in the organization of such events, with the goal for all of those involved to just "be" with their family and grow alongside them whether it be through laughing, sharing french fries, or sitting criss-cross in a circle playing a card game.
I demonstrate "healthy athletic performance" as a student-athlete by understanding how each action I make during the season may affect my athletic performance. These actions occur in but are not limited to the realms of diet, sleep, mental condition, social condition, and academic performance. For example, I understand that not obtaining a needed amount of sleep may highly affect an athlete's next-day performance, as the same may be said for what the athlete eats the night before a competition, or what substances the athlete is putting into their body this night. All decisions made beforehand give the athlete the ability to perform at their best or their worst. As my swimming coach has frequently stated, "Garbage in, garbage out." I understand that great habits will produce great performances.
I am involved in service in my community through school-sanctioned clubs and extracurricular activities such as Coalition Teen Council, a club that strives to prevent youth substance and alcohol use with a focus on mental health throughout Chippewa Valley Schools, and choir. These efforts are important to me because they give me the chance to get to know and understand my community. Through CTC, this may occur during a teen panel at a local middle school, or at a suicide awareness and prevention 5K where I am "simply" just cheering on walkers and runners who pass. Through choir, this may occur during a conversation with a community member after a concert, with the person explaining how deeply the performance touched them and how it may have even changed their life. Looking out onto those faces in the audience, my teammates and I know that emotions are altered just through the audience's facial expressions. This allows us to understand those in our community even without an exchange of words!! Music moves people!! Before my team and I go out onto that stage, I know we are about to change lives - even if it is only for one person!
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