I am thrilled to announce my verbal commitment to Pitzer college! It has been a long journey to get where I am in swimming today. It would have been impossible without the support of a few key people. First of all, I would like to thank Jesus Christ for giving me the motivation, and blessing my swim career so far. Secondly, I would like to thank my family for the sacrifices they’ve made to give me the opportunity of quality swim coaching and facilities, as well as taking me to practice and encouraging me. Thank you Coach Rolandas for exposing me to competitive swimming, seeing my potential, and giving me a chance as an older swimmer. Thank you Coach Doug and Coach Oleg for developing my stroke technique and getting me to a competitive level. And thank you Coach Dan and Coach Ray for teaching me how to motivate myself and pushing me to achieve excellence in the sport. Lastly, I would like to thank EJ who has consistently supported me from the very beginning of my swimming journey, as well as my other teammates who have inspired and encouraged me along the way.
I was drawn to Pitzer because of the engaging and family-like atmosphere Coach Gowdy has created on his swim team. Pitzer is an excellent place for me to continue both my athletic and academic pursuits because of the balance that exists there between sports and school. Go Sagehens!!!