I made it! All winter and spring I have been training vigorously on my physical appearance, my endurance, strength, conditioning, and mental focus to reach my goals this summer. You may be asking what those goals were…
Last summer, I had the opportunity to represent my country of birth, Poland, in the FIVB. The FIVB is the International Federation of Beach Volleyball that consists ofthe best players in the world. This year, I had the opportunity to play in the qualifiers of the ASICS Grand Slam Tournament in Long Beach, California. We faced Germany in the Qualifiers, and beat them in 2 out of 3 games. This put us in the main draw of the FIVB tournament that was being held for the first time in the United States in 10 years!
Aleksandra Wolak [my partner] and I faced three different opponents, one being the silver medalists of the 2012 Olympics, Jen Kessy and April Ross. Despite our loss against them, the support for us to get there was incredible. The other two matches played were against Switzerland and Finland.
Great support from all the fans, friends, family, Gaspari Nutrition, Brian Blue from All- Star Sports Academy, and the Polish Federation!