|Club||Chris Colwill||Georgia Dive Club||Athens||-|
|High School||Brooke Heindel|
|Years diving||USA Diving||AAU|
Coaches Award 10th, 11th
I am new to diving and have been told that I possess great raw talent. As a student, a diver, and a gymnast I work hard from before sun up to late at night. I am humbled to have parents that support whatever crazy ideas I have and constantly push me to achieve excellence. When I am not tumbling or diving I love to take pictures. I have a unique ability to see the world through a different lens. I love to capture a shot that no one else can see, even if they are standing beside me when I take it. After college, I would love to pursue a career in photography.
I want to continue to do what I love. I am good at diving and I am an even harder worker. I would be a valuable asset to any college team. I can't wait to help guide a team to gold.
As one of the older gymnasts on the team, I am often asked to help the younger guys with skills and mental challenges. Every summer I volunteer at the gym for the camp for younger athletes. I know the impact of the guidance given by older gymnasts since I looked up to the guys that did my job when I was just starting out.
My diving training has me in the pool 3-4 days per week. While training, I put in at least 3 hours per day on dry land, trampoline, dry board, and platform drills. In addition I practice on 1 meter, 3 meter, and platform to perfect my dives. When not in the pool I am in the gym with my gymnastics team. Each week I am at the gym the remaining days of the week conditioning, stretching, using weights, and practicing on the equipment. Each day in the gym is about 4 hours.
All this practice and training would be for nothing if I did not eat right and get an appropriate amount of sleep. My parents are vegan and I have adopted some of their healthy eating habits. Moderation is key.
As a JO diver, High School Diver, and level 10 gymnast, I am limited as to how much time I can serve in my community. I am involved in my church, my high school chorus, and try to help my sister in her fundraiser to raise awareness for Brain Injury. She has an annual fundraiser at a local bowling alley where all proceeds benefit families of brain injury patients (Brain Injury Association of America). I do everything I can to help her make this fundraiser a success. My brother suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury before I was born and actually lost his battle on my 4th birthday. I like knowing that our efforts to raise money can help families like ours.
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