I am a senior seeking an appointment to West Point. Recently I have been really trying to focus on my grades and increasing my scores. I was on the varsity swim team last year and earned my letter. Should I continue to focus on academics/scores and not do varsity swimming this year or should I do swimming at the risk of my grades falling? Would another varsity letter be extremely beneficial? Edit: I should add that when I did swimming last year, my grades fell sharply.