Through my past 4 years being an athlete representative for Southeastern Swimming LSC, I have learned so much about myself, my peers, the inner workings of swimming, and why I signed up for the job in the first place back in July 2019. Moment of vulnerability, I started the job as one of the kids who just does the job to go have a good time at Convention, maybe attend a few board meetings, and leave after a 1 year term. However, 4 years, a pandemic, and the end of my swimming career later, I have come to adore this job, what I do in SES, and the athletes that keep USA Swimming running. Ever since Lauren Hurt and I set a goal 4 years ago that we were going to bring SES back into relevance in USAS, I and my SES exec have tirelessly tried to expand our SES Athletes’ Committee, increase the athlete voice in the SES BOD, and make our LSC more inclusive for all of those that swim in it. I have been able to work with, learn from, and become the friends of the most impressive and inspiring people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting through SES and USA Swimming. It would undoubtedly be the biggest honor of my life so far to be able to serve on the AEC and give back to USA Swimming what it has given to me, both in and out of the water.