He’s been in the Captain’s Quarters since you left, making quite the ruckus,” Smee told me as I started drying myself off. Being a mermaid, I had the ability to control water, and I magically moved the water off my body and back into the sea. My tail separated into my legs, my top and pants reappeared and I stood up. “I figured as much. I’ll go talk to him and hopefully calm him down from his temper tantrum,” I replied.
When everyone else was cheering over our new girls swimming their best times I was in the locker room moping about mine. I could not even put on a happy smile for my last home meet. After that depressing meet, I decided that I needed a mental makeover. Instead of being degrading toward myself and others I was going to be positive. After all, if these were going to be my last few days on the swim team I better make them count.
In the beginning of the book Bethany explains her life and her love to surf. Next, Bethany gets attacked by a shark and she takes us through her recovery process. Then she becomes famous and travels around the world for interviews, and T.V shows. At the end of the book Bethany relearns how to surf and starts to compete and win at competitions again. Bethany did not give up on her passion and decides to get back into the water and surf for the first time after the attack.
It’s crazy how things happen so fast. A mom and her twenty-two-month-old were just walking on the beach when a big wave crashed over them, and sent them into the water. Kelly Slater, a male professional surfer, saw all of this happen, and he immediately went over to help them. He was luckily on land when it happened, instead of surfing. He grabbed the mom and her child out of the water, and they were fine.
I spent a lot of that time falling face first into water. In those two weeks of constant failure I learned that I can do anything with hard work and perseverance. I was on my uncle's boat ready to try water ski for the first time. Watching my mother ski successfully I thought, "Hey! This doesn't look hard at all!"
When I walked into the pool area on my first day of high school swimming practice in seventh grade, I made two goals for myself to accomplish during my high school swimming career: break the Sartell school record of 55.88 seconds in the 100 yard backstroke and win the MSHSL Class A State Championship in that event as well. For six years, I trained everyday with these goals in the back of my mind. After numerous trips to the State meet, I had yet to achieve what I had set out to do. When I qualified for the State meet my senior year of high school, it was my last opportunity to turn my goals into a reality. My senior year State meet was different than previous years.
She was finally strong enough after seeing her stepson years later to go back to the pool and swim. Her getting back to swimming wasn't the thing that showed us as the readers that she was a strong independent women, it was the fact that she got back in the pool when it had been filled with salt water and it was no longer clear and the lines on the bottom of the pool were blurry. This showed us that she no longer needed something to guide her through her life and she was truly strong and independent. The narrator leaned on her father for protection and guidance, she looked too the clear water and lines on the bottom of the pool for security, and in the end she finally found her inner strength and the ability to be independent without anyones guidance. The narrator struggle with looking to something to guide her through her life, until she realized that she had the strength that she needed
SWIM I felt at least five hands smack my back screaming “great job and way to go.” then the lifeguard came in and was asking what had happened and I could barely talk because I was smiling so much because I was extremely happy. When everyone stopped talking I finally told the lifeguard that a boy that could not swim very well tripped and fell into the pool, because he was messing around pretending to jump in during adult swim, so I jumped in and grabbed while he struggled to swim and was slowly drowning I pulled him to the side of the pool and lifted him over the edge and then got out of the water and everyone was waiting to congratulate me. My alarm went BEEP BEEP BEEP and I ran out of bed and grabbed some clothes, then I ran into a nice hot shower thinking whether or not I should skip breakfast. After a minute of contemplating I went with the right choice for my body and poured whatever cereal that smelled the greatest which was definitely the Oats and Honey
There is literally tons of reasons why people go swimming. Some people do it as a sport, like the American Olympian, Michael Phelps, who basically dedicated a couple of years of his life for swimming while taking home gold medals for his county. Some people swim for fun, especially during the summer. Beaches and resorts are always packed so some people also use this as a form of business, just like lifeguards, whose job is to rescue people who couldn 't swim or are having trouble swimming. This leads to safety, it is very important to know how to swim for survival, it is best to make sure your child learns how to swim at an early age so that no matter what happens, they would have knowledge about it.
In a flash, Hagar ran back screaming, scooped up her son, flew to the spring, and immersed him in the water. Trembling, she poured a palm-full into his mouth and immersed him in the pool again and again. The flow of water continued undiminished, the source spouting more and more fresh water. Hagar soaked herself in the stream until in her breast she knew the miracle of water turning into milk (Joseph13-14). Hagar takes to heart this contract with God, because it is sealed with her own struggles in the wilderness of her life, both literally and metaphorically with her new born son.
Reacting quickly, I blew my whistle loudly to alert the other guards nearby that I had to make a rescue. Jumping into the water with my tube in front of me, I hurriedly swam over to the girl handing her the buoy. She grabbed on tightly and began to gasp for air. It took a few minutes, but once I brought her to safety, and even though I knew she was grateful, she quickly jumped out of the pool and ran away, almost as if nothing had happened. As I went back to my position, full of adrenaline, I reflected on how odd it was to save a life when neither she nor her parents gave the event, nor me, a second thought.
Bethany Hamilton The story of Bethany Hamilton is overall sad but inspiring. Bethany was 13 years old when she lost her arm in a shark attack. The day she got attacked felt like a normal day. Bethany, her friend Alana, Alana’s dad Holt, and Alana’s brother were all surfing. A couple minutes later something happened that no one suspected.
Bathany Hamilton was resilient because she went to rehab. Going to rehab Bathany can get well soon and maybe get back on board. Bathany spent her time in rehab working on herself so that she can be the best she could. Bathany is also a resilient because she surfed again. It takes a lot being an amputee and getting back into the waters after an attack.
Then, we started to swim in the pool. At first it was chilly, but then I got used to the water and it felt very warm. I jumped off the diving board, performing a pencil dive. Later, Grace showed me how to do a flip. At first I was pretty hesitant, so I tried doing a front handspring and a handstand-roll.
In the beginning, June was called names. On the first day of swim class, she met another June. who turned out to be her bully. The bully seemed harmless, until she spoke. “What 's your name?” she had a deep growly voice.