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Faith OLYMPIC SWIMMER FOR TOKYO 2020

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Raised by 47 people in 17 months
#Faith42020Tokyo
#JUSTWATCHMEF

I am currently pursuing my dream—to swim in the 2020 Summer Olympics in TOKYO!!
I do need a bit of your help, though, in getting there....



Hi there, my name is Faith Newkirk I am a competitive swimmer.



How long have I been swimming? Since I was six years old and living in Pittsburgh, PA. I then continued swimming in Doha, Qatar, where I lived for 12 years. While in Doha, I competed in local and international meets, winning medals at various levels.




I moved to New York October 2017 I swam at Asphalt Green Masters and worked there to support myself. I had an offer to moved to Maryland to train with Elite Rays.
Moved to Prince George County with not much money. Was homeless but through God’s divine connection I stay with a loving family.





I have worked 8 jobs to support myself and walked over 5miles to swim practice at Prince George Community College.
I still walk if I do not have a ride to where practice is located.




I currently have 4 jobs to support food, transportation, swim suits, swim gear, cost of swim meets, cost of living. etc.. My Jobs Take Time Away From Training. I am seeking your help to raise money so I can purely focus on Swimming and winning Gold.




I am determined to win gold not only for my glory but Gods Glory. I have been through tough times but I know that I will make it with Christ on my side.






“Swimming is not just a sport, it's a lifestyle, it's my superpower. I work with the water and allow it to communicate to me and I communicate back, we work as one.”
-Ester Faith Newkirk
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(Practicing my dives)

THIS WEEK I MADE A COMMITMENT TO INCREASE MY HOURS OF TRAINING AFTER REGULAR PRACTICE HOURS.

Practice
M-F 4:30pm-6:30pm
(Extra 6:30pm-7:30pm swim
Land exercise 7:30-8:30pm)

There will be recovery days so I do not burn out I am working smarter not just harder.


MARK 10:27
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IT WAS AN AMAZING WEEKEND BEING AT ST. Mary’s College in MD. GREAT PEOPLE GREAT ENERGY!

This meet was a “training swim meet” my coach put me in to see how I compete as a swimmer and what we can work on for the rest of the season.

I am learning so much and it makes me fall in love with the sport all over again. Now that you have strength and power, it’s maintaining it and using strategies to dominate...
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Yes, I am an Olympic Swimmer. I’m also a speaker. On March 22nd I was invited as one of the keynote speakers for @theomniproject_

The OMNI Project is a Youth Community based in DC gathering people especially young adults to bring their skills, talents to better the community by working together in unity.

The topic I spoke on was “Finding Your Purpose”. I believe to work together as a community is know who your were called to be. How can you work together if you don’t know what you were designed for?


Below is the link to the full speech.

Copy and past:-

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=d2onyaWs6PQ

I always aspire to be on a TED Talk one day! I love to inspire and encourage even through my life experience!
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TODAY WAS A GREAT PRACTICE! MY COACHES ALWAYS TELL ME TO RELAX AND SLOW DOWN. SOMETIMES I DON’T KNOW MY OWN STRENGTH. I DID JUST THAT TODAY AND FOUND MY BODY GLIDING THROUGH THE WATER WITH THE STRENGTH, THAT I ALREADY HAD.. WOOP WOOP MAKING PROGRESS!

AS OF NOW I PRACTICE 4:30pm-6:30pm
Monday-Friday at Sports Complex

IM HIT THE GYM AFTER SWIM PRACTICE



#notgivingup #determined
#faith42020tokyo
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