Liv grew up in Danbury, CT! Liv’s hobbies include swimming, beach volleyball, gardening, and hiking with her dog! Liv grew up swimming and learned when she was 2-3 years old. Liv first got into competitive swimming as a kid when her mother signed her and her brothers up for a summer program! I already enjoyed swimming before, but from there my love of the sport just grew.
We asked Liv, “What has swimming taught you?”
Her answer: “Swimming—and especially swimming in college—has taught me that failure is an important step towards success. I’m no stranger to missing an important qualifying time by a thousandth of a second or swimming my heart out on a race and not getting the results I wanted. However, swimming taught me how to always get back up afterwards to try again.”
Liv’s fondest memory of swimming is when her college team took a 10-day trip up to Maine to compete and train one winter. “Although it was a really untraditional training trip location, my whole team had a blast from singing Sweet Caroline on the long bus ride up, to playing Super Smash Bros after practices, and winning all of our meets while we were up there.”