Jackie Joyner Kersee’s later years were filled with starts and ends. Staying proud, at the age of 38, Jackie retired from track and field (‘ JAckie Joyner Kersee biography”). After retirement, Jackie built the JAckie Joyner Kersee foundation in her hometown in EAst St. Louis (“JAckie Joyner Kersee Biography”). JAckie helped people with the athletic ability and convinced people to do sports (“Jackie Joyner Kersee Biography”).
After reading “Mermaid Fever,” the statement that I think this essay makes about societal attitudes is that people will react and behave very strangely to anything that is out of the ordinary. The narrator bases his essay on a public beach, located in a small town in Connecticut, and out of the blue, this teenage girl’s body was washed up under the tide line one summer night. After extensive scientific tests and examinations on the body, the news finally broke out that the girl was a mermaid. The girl was soon transferred to a local museum in town where she would be put on a glass display that will be open to the public. This news brought the whole city together, and people waited in line for hours just to observe this fond discovery.
Tilikum is well known for killing his trainer at SeaWorld Orlando in 2010. When Tilikum died, SeaWorld said it was ‘deeply saddened’ by the killer whale’s death, saying Tilikum had suffered serious health issues but did not give any cause of death. Tilikum was estimated to be 36 years old, and assumed to be born in the waters off from Iceland. The famous orca was featured in the documentary Blackfish, which criticized animal parks that keep killer whales in captivity. Tilikum’s trainer Dawn Brancheau died after Tilikum dragged her underwater by her hair and repeatedly struck her, whilst she was performing with him in the water.
Francie Larrieu Smith, an iconic runner has achieved and accomplished many successes in her life. The iconic champion was born on 11/23/1952 in San Francisco bay areas and later graduation from the University of California in Los Angeles. Her willing-to-do, competitive, and challenge-accepting attitude greatly played a significant rule in her victories. When she first started running, her biggest ambition was to win the Olympics medal and then quit so that she could get married and have family and kids, but she didn’t think that she would get caught in running career for more than 30 years. She started working for achieving her maxim gradually since then.
Finally, when Glory’s African- American maid helped her the most when it comes to maturing. From here on, Glory does everything she possibly can to get the swimming pool back open for all people. Like is says on page 75 “Dear Tribune Editor, Do you know how hot it is in the summer? All the children of Hanging Moss want someplace to swim.”.
Has someone ever told you something that you didn’t really want to know? In the novel, The Marino Mission , we meet Alexa who is forced to go to Nicaragua with her mother and goes on a clandestine mission. Alexas mission is Clandestine. Alexa’s mission exudes secrecy because Jose is helping Alexa get dolphin DNA, she is keeping things from friends, and she is on top secret military Base. To begin, Alexa’s mission becomes secretive when she tests the DNA of a dolphin named Pecas.
He blamed himself for Alex drowning, in an effort to save him. These feelings are quite normal, and occur frequently when a person feels they have done wrong by surviving a traumatic event, when others did not. Wildwood Falls has a history of killing young swimmers, who come to the pool during the summer to cool off. She lures them into her cool, refreshing waters, while lulling them into believing nothing bad is going to happen. In the same way that the Sirens in The Odyssey beckoned sailors to crash upon the rocks, Wildwood calls young men into her watery tomb.
She somehow survived three death rolls by the crocodile, and luckily made it out alive despite her major injuries caused by the animal. What’s interesting about this woman is her perception after the horrible incident. Instead of blaming the crocodile she blamed herself as the intruder in the its territory, and claimed there was no need for revenge. This is totally
The Great Bay Swim Every year, on a sunny Sunday morning in early June, there is an amazing group of people who participate in the Great Chesapeake Bay Swim, swimming the width of the Bay right between the spans of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, 4.4 miles. They are endurance athletes whose stories and motivations are as widely diverse as they are. They are mature and young, life-long athletes and people who have found fitness to overcome life’s challenges, couples and parents and children and solitary swimmers. And there is a tremendous logistical effort put forth by The Chesapeake Bay Power Boaters Association to support these swimmers and keep them safe.
As a sports team, we obviously have goals; our main reason being to win against our opponents. The entire reason a team is put together and participating in practice almost every day is going towards our goal as a team to win games. Aside from our goal of winning our games, my volleyball team also worked our way to going to districts—where the top teams go to play against each other for the title of district champions. Then, if we were to make it past districts, we would participate in trying to win states—another tournament that multiple winners of different districts come together to compete against each other. Joining the volleyball team for me was for my personal enjoyment and to get involved in my high school community.
“Bethany incredible comeback is only part of her story page 9”. Bethany had realized her purpose was greater than just being an elite surfer. Bethany win launched her professional career fulfilling her lifelong dream. Bethany is an elite surfer now. Bethany had been good at surfing since she was 5 years old.
Orcas are incredibly smart, so the mother orcas would swim away from where the herding was happening. As a result to this, SeaWorld began releasing planes that would fly over the sea and find the mothers, because the orcas had to come up for air eventually. They would throw bombs into the water, so the orcas would be forced to go into nets. One of the whales, named Tilikum, who recently died in January of 2017, was kidnapped from the ocean at the young age of two. A man named Ted Griffin, who helped capture the whales, killed a mother whale in front of her daughter, to later be named Shamu; the first performing whale at SeaWorld.
Bethany Hamilton is extremely resilient because she was confident, very determined to push herself harder, and brave throughout her tragedy. Bethany got attacked by a tiger shark Halloween 2003 at the age of 13. She was an elite amateur surfer. It was a shock to Bethany and her family when she was attacked and now left with only one arm. Bethany was very brave before and after the attack.
From her previous attempt, she came close to dying. At the age of 60, she made her journey to Cuba to Florida. Diana team and her best friend Bonnie said “it’s impossible." For Diana, she will find a way and she did. As she reach the Florida shore,