I swam towards her body with all of my strength 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.
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.” From a young age, Aimee used her disadvantage to an advantage. Without the buoyant legs, Aimee may not be alive. Aimee found her mental strength to overcome a tough obstacle and used her prosthetics for
When Imogene was in the swamp, and she met Harry the frog, she didn’t even think about what could go wrong if she kissed him (22). The teenager also was careless with where she jumped. After she got turned into a frog, Harry ran away, and Imogene went out to find the witch to reverse the spell. She jumped on a little girl’s foot, which made the girl scream and cry. “Not becoming froggy slick on the road would have been indisputably a good thing if only she hadn’t landed on the bare foot of the greengrocer’s daughter...” (38).
Spending countless hours every week on something might make someone tired, but luckily, this is not the case for me. Since joining the Monacan Band, my life has in one way or another revolved around the band. Four years ago I would have never thought about applying for a leadership position. The idea of having a leadership position seemed scary and different. However, having past members exemplify leadership skills and Ms. Ryan’s guidance, I was lucky to learn from them and used those skills as I served as a section leader for two years.
I have a personal experience with the need to know how to swim. 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.
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
Bethany woke up in the hospital. I believe that Bethany feels good about herself even though she has one arm .she is back surfing now and she is a pro. Bethany went swimming on Halloween and she went out in the water .Bethany was ready to hit the waves. Next Bethany got wiped off of her board and she was attacked .after the shark bit her it took off Bethany’s arm and, Bethany was bleeding very badly. Bethany helped herself by not panicking because more blood would have come out of her.
Today this community gathers in honor of a dear, young girl taken from her family far too early, under deplorable, heartbreaking circumstances. Everyone knew Connie as a strikingly beautiful, lighthearted, decisive girl. It is rare that a teen can have such capability for strong decision making so early. That is not to say that Connie always made the right decisions, as no teenager ever does, but her willingness to make decisions at all is remarkable. My own surplus of indecision led to several regrettable life moments, and so I hope that Connie had no regrets in her young life, which was cut short far too soon.
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
The race would start at 8:30 and we needed to be ready to help any swimmers who needed us. The event kicked off with swimmers leaving the beach at Sandy Point State Park and all the preparation culminates in the next 2-3hours of idling and adjusting position, like finding the right fishing spot, to stay where we were most needed. There are, understandably, no boats with any moving gear allowed anywhere near the swimmers, so if a swimmer needs help a kayaker tows them out to a boat. Most folks don’t need medical help, they just recognize, like a marathon runner, they won’t be finishing this year. We stay ready and vigilant, trying to stay stationary throughout the race.