For eight years I have been swimming for the Broad Bay Country Club and I have also been swimming for the Cox High School Varsity Swim Team and Great Neck Recreational Swim Team. Swimming has affected my health in many ways. It has greatly increased my endurance and muscle tone. It has also increased my lung capacity, and improved my cardiac health. Swimming has helped me in other sports I enjoy, such as surfing, biking and water skiing. My time for the 50-meter backstroke is currently 33.64. My goal is to get close to or beat the state record for this event.