My neighbor drowned when she was five-years-old. She was swimming at a friends house. When no one was watching she jumped in the deep end. She didn’t know how to swim, so she never was able to come back up after going under. Her parents were busy with her younger siblings, so they didn’t see her jump.
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.
and I shoved my rescue tube into her arms. Panicking she grasped the tube as we floated to the side of the pool. Back on land my body shook from the adrenaline surging through my system. After she finished coughing the woman said, “Oh my god I thought I was going to die, thank you for saving me”. I became a lifeguard at age 16 because I love helping people.
This is when I go back to the pool and train to better myself, to grow as a swimmer. I've been swimming since I was seven years old and have spent countless hours in the pool. So, I would be comfortable saying that I have mastered swimming. However, no matter how long I spend training, there is always something
The parents let them go but on their own. So they went to put towels, swimsuit, goggles and some of their toys. And of course they forgot the sunscreen so now they might have skin cancer. ):
One summer Aimee and her family vacationed in Jersey Shore. She was swimming when she suddenly got caught in a rip current. She had to do some quick thinking “ And all I could think to do was pop off these legs and put one under each armpit, with the peach feet sticking up and just bob thinking, Someone’s gotta find me.” “And a lifeguard did.”
She is brave to take on the adult role and responsibilities of living on one’s own. The last example of Robie being brave is that she swims out to the dead body in the survival suit. As the novel states, “Not brave enough to save myself. Not brave enough. Or was I?”
One of the reasons why my mom is my hero because she is brave at everything she tries to do or that happens to her in life. For example, once when we went to Washington Island with my family on a weekend to check out how it looks like and hangout. While we were all having fun swimming and waiting for food to eat, all of a sudden my mom got out of the water and sat down on the sand cold as ice, not being able to move and was freezing the whole time while my aunts and uncles were trying to get as many towels to cover her for her to be able to warm up but luckily the paramedics came and took her to the hospital to check her blood, keep her warm and she made it alive. That was the scariest part of my life and I thought I was gonna lose her because
Where she first became aware of the restraints in her life. She returns there because it was swimming out so far that she first felt free and joyful by being “daring and reckless.” (47) By returning to the ocean to die she is returning to this “feeling of exultation” (47) because she hasn’t been able to feel it again. The small acts of independence don’t give her the joy like she expected and she loses hope they ever
It was mid season, I had just made section time in the 100 backstroke a week ago. I was on my way to being top four on the Sartell swim team, and making the state team. Then one day during the beginning of practice I came above the surface of the water but something was off. I looked around and everyone was looking at me.
There is much more to lifeguarding than Wendy Peffercorn leads on (Sandlot). Between the bloody noses, well developed ten year old girls, and fifty year old men who fancy the young lifeguards, a lot goes into consideration when trying to decide what pool is right for one to lifeguard at. Although all lifeguard jobs may look the same from the outside, the differences are apparent to the employees. In the Joplin, Missouri area the two main lifeguard employers are Joplin Parks and Recreation and the YMCA. Both of these organizations are respected by the community, but they each have their shortcomings regarding pay, schedules, and the environment.