How did you learn about BIWPA?
My mother looked for a water polo campus in Barcelona and she came across BIWPA, which was good because I could learn the language and the Spanish culture.
What skills do you want to develop in the academy?
Ball handling; we work a lot with the ball and we improve both on offesnse and defense.
Why did you choose Barcelona for your training?
My mother wanted me to learn Spanish and I believed that Barcelona would be the best place for me to improve my skills.
And is it?
Yes, I came last year and this year I decided to repeat because it is a great experience. I learned many things during this time. I believe that it is a good way of integrating a new style of playing water polo with the style of the USA.
How important is meeting new people and learning languages during this process?
It is very important, the more relations I have the better I get along with them. The language can help you to function in other countries and have some additional resource to English.
Spending your second year in BIWPA, do you already feel as a veteran?
(Laughs) A little, but there is still much work to do.
Do you believe that training in BIWPA might help you to get a university scholarship?
I am going to try it, yes. If I obtained a scholarship I would feel that I have been successful in water polo, and this program is helped me to reach this goal.