Hello. My name is Ava Motakef, and I am a freshman at the University of Georgia. I was born and raised in a Persian household, which was an interesting mix of different foods and rich in culture to say the least. I have two loving parents as well as a twin sister. Ever since my first dip in the pool, I have always been in love with swimming. It is an individual sport, which means its takes a lot of dedication to ones self in order to become faster. This sport really made me realize that practice really does make perfect. As with any victory, there are always downfalls, but we must never let this downfalls completely block our path.