Ok, this is the scenario I am in:
All my life, I've been a comptetitive swimmer. Two times during my career, theres been times where I've near quit, because I didn't think I liked it anymore. But my parents convinced me to keep in it. So I did. Now I'm in my junior year of highschool, and the season has just started up. I've been to two weeks of practice, and I think I want to quit. All my life I've felt like I'm expected to swim, so I just do it. I don't really enjoy the actual activity (swimming), and don't like any of the other team members. All of my friends do cross country/track, which I tried this year, and liked it 10x better than swimming. So in all, I don't think I like swimming competitively. It ruins the idea of leisure swimming as well, and it also REALLY dries out your skin and makes your hair fall out, with as much swimming as we have to do. I'm good enough that I just barely missed out on going to HS State freshman and sophomore year, and this year I would definitely go (I think) if I keep in it. But I don't think I like it. My parents don't listen, and think it's just because of the other team members, and since I don't like them, they are actually choosing my fate. They try to explain that I'm letting them, since I don't like them and don't try to be friends with them, make my decision and make me quit. But I just think I don't like it anymore.
I could go the carpe diem route, and not continue with the season. This would be a HUGE change in my life. HUGE!
Or I could go the normal way, and keep swimming, like I'm expected to.
How important is having a good sport for college? My GPA is around a 4.0 (3.9 or so), haven't taken the ACT yet.
What would you do if you were in my shoes?