Grace Ends Competitive Swimming Career Strong

Grace Ends Competitive Swimming Career Strong

What did you do?

I have been swimming for eleven years, and now that I am a senior, my competitive swimming career is coming to an end.

I finished my final season by qualifying for the Illinois State Sectionals meet and dropping 13 seconds off my time for the 500 free events (that’s 20 laps!) Our team took first place overall and set one new school record — I could not ask for a happier final swim meet.

What organization recognized the achievement?

Illinois High School Association of Swim Teams, Victor J. Andrew High School

How did homeschooling help you achieve your goal?

The flexibility of my schedule allowed me to take some elective courses at the local high school so that I could qualify to swim for their team.

Not only do I have the advantage of an excellent Catholic core curriculum at home, but I also have been able to simultaneously take classes to help me choose a career path for the future.

What are your interests?

I love swimming, teaching, art, and athletics.

What are you inspired to do with your life?

I love to teach children, so I combined it with my love of swimming and have been a swim instructor for the past year and a half. I intend to keep teaching children as a vocation but want to pursue a career in graphic design to exercise my creativity.

What are your favorite subjects and why?

I love early childhood development because it allows me to take on the role of teacher to preschoolers. I also enjoy taking art classes which allow me to stretch my imagination and creativity.

The photo was taken at the Illinois State Sectional swim meet on November 6, 2021.