A defining moment is a specific time in your life where you feel as if you've found what shapes you and makes you who you are today as a person. My defining moment was almost two years ago in the December of 2014. For me, it was the most important swim meet of the year, Team Champs in Sudbury, Ontario. Every year I would look forward to travelling with my team to race fast and have fun. The one race which really stood out, and helped define me as a person was my 100 meter breaststroke. The 100 meter breaststroke has always been my best race, pretty much since I first started swimming eight years ago. Going into this particular race, I didn't really know what to expect. Just coming off of a knee injury the previous spring, this was only the second time I actually competed in this race since then. I actually ended up making finals after an astounding race in the preliminaries. Going into finals I was very nervous, I began to question whether my knee would hold up, and I honestly had no idea what would happen. When I dove in the pool for my last final of the weekend, I suddenly had a rush of adrenaline and confidence that I could do it. The last length, I raced to the finish with all that I had left in me. Looking up at the clock to see my time, I realized I not only got a best time, but I made my provincial standard and would be competing for my team at the Ontario Provincial Championships. Additionally, I also got 3rd place in our division which was also a huge accomplishment for me. This experience helped give me more confidence as a person and understand what it means to never give up. My defining moment helped make me who I am today.