Hi everyone!

2011 Senior National Championship

Hi everyone.  I am excited that I am going to be able to write to everyone out there, and you can write back to me.  I want to use this blog as a way of letting you know how I am doing in reaching my goals in diving and to let you know what is happening in my life.

My first goal this summer is to win the Olympic Trials and make the Olympic Team for Synchonized 10 meter platform.  I am working on a couple new dives and I will try to post a video soon.  I’m going to have an awesome list, so I can’t wait to compete it!  Even if we don’t make the Olympic Team this year, I am going to work my hardest to make the 2016 Olympic Diving Team!  It is going to be in Rio, Brazil — that is why I called this blog, “The Road to Rio”.

I have been going to a few book signings with my dad.  It has been great.  A friend of my dad’s invited us to a book fair at Pike Township High School.  His mom, Mrs. Boulais, was so nice!  We had a lot of people want to buy our book.  I felt very proud when some of the kids recognized me from the Disney Channel and asked to take a picture together.  It was cool.  I was a little shy, but it was really nice that people asked.  I felt bad for one little girl who bought a book but lost it somewhere at the program.  I asked my dad if we could give her another copy and he said I could.  She was so happy!  That made me feel good inside.

One last thing for today.  I just found out that my papi’s friend is a teacher in North Carolina.  His name is Stephen Stepp.  His classroom may do a class project about my diving.  I would love to send them a few books for their classroom.  It would be cool to have a classroom in North Carolina cheering for me at Olympic Trials in June!  Wooo-hooo!