Although I have belonged to many different groups over the course of my four years of high school, the most influential one was without a doubt the swim team. When I came to high school, I was not a very confident kid. I was small and very quiet. I had a few very close friends but I was not the kind of person to branch out and make new ones. I was also not very determined in athletics nor did I have the desire to be a successful athlete. That all changed because of the swim team. I got taller naturally but I got much stronger because of swimming.