I first came to the Y for swim lessons I was nervous
about being the oldest, and not knowing anyone, but
once I got better and joined the swim team I felt
proud. I wasn't the best on the team, but I watched
the older kids and wanted to be faster than them.
Now I'm one of the older kids and an inspiration for
the kids that are just starting.
to Kenji's coaching I've been able to reach my full
potential in the pool and learned to persevere. When
I work through a challenge it reminds me that with
hard work you can get through it. Thanks to Beyond
Barriers Athletic Foundation I've been able to learn
to swim, work on my skills, and share them with