Lila is a sophomore at Millennium Brooklyn High School, and she has been swimming since she was four years old. She has always loved swimming and other aquatic activities such as scuba diving and snorkeling. She became a competitive swimmer when she joined the Millennium swim team. She wanted to join First Strokes because swimming is a very valuable life skill that can provide many opportunities to individuals both recreationally and safetywise. She wanted to help students that have not had the ability learn this wonderful sport learn it for the first time.