The Importance Of Swimming Twim

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We finally arrived at the country club, after what seemed like a never-ending drive. Ellie and I couldn’t wait to go swimming, we ran through the automatic doors. Ellie’s mother handed her card to the front desk. We were jumping up and down as if we had just had buckets of coffee. Ellie’s mother talked to the lady at the front desk, telling us to, “Go run around the track for a few minutes.” We didn’t want to but we knew better than to disagree with her. She talked for a few minutes talking about something that seemed important, but Ellie and I were too preoccupied racing each other.
We changed quickly, trying to change into our swimsuits. We wanted to run as fast as we could to get into the float line, but we walked outside otherwise the
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The water that was thrown on the float to make it slippery worked, my foot slipped, and I fell into the water. Everything seemed to go slow motion, although the second I hit the water everything speed up. I had fallen into the deep end of the pool. I began to panic, frantically waving my hands trying to stay afloat, I tried to tread the water and to make to the edge of the pool. I tried to call the lifeguard but water filled my mouth, choking me. My legs burned. I need to keep going, I couldn’t be on the swim team if I couldn’t even make it here. I didn’t know how long I had stayed there but it felt like forever. I continued to try gasp for air, but everytime water filled my lungs. My vision became blurred, and then black. I don’t remember what happened after that.
I avoided the pool for years, traumatized by everything that happened. Every time I touched water after that, it seemed like I couldn’t breathe like I was drowning all over again. It took years until I felt like comfortable even touching water again. I had gone to the pool after that, but I stayed on the concrete, away from the water. I got into the pool around four years later, just feeling of the water slowing rippling across my torso made me hesitant. Soon I was fully submerged, but this time laughing, forgetting the terrible events of the
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