Ever since I was little, I have had two left feet. During middle school my legs grew faster than my brain knew what to do with them! I would trip over my own toes, lose my balance, and was all around a clumsy kid. While stumbling in tennis practice and never quite getting the footwork necessary for a lay-up in basketball, swimming became my refuge. The weightlessness of being in the water and the overall lack of ever having to try catching a ball made the pool my safe haven. My self-esteem increased and I felt more powerful and confident than ever before at the tender age of 12.