He was also very good at the sport. This inspired myself to try out the sport. I began swimming when I was four years old, and I soon had a newfound passion. The adrenaline rush of racing was a feeling like no other. So, I continued the path of swimming up to the current date.
The most enjoyable part was that I felt as if I had freedom. I only ever played this game with my close neighbors, being that it involved running around in the community. It was a very big part of my friend group because, it is what brought us together every weekend. - Adolescents: When playing competitive games, such as soccer, I was taught how to play this game through my dad when I was younger. The most enjoyable part of the game was the feeling of scoring a goal.
Niarb found these creative images to be entertaining and continued to watch them during his free time. He learned that the world offers many lessons and that there are endless discoveries to be made. From the images Niarb saw, he taught himself how to make a container for liquids. This was useful information because he wanted to capture and bring the pond’s water with him so he can view it from the comfort of his home. Weeks into watching the outside world he discovered that other humans started keeping bowls of
After many months of training, it was time for League Champs to begin. The day first began like any other day at a swim meet: meet warm up, where everyone is jam packed into one lane with a glimpse of faces every once in a while, then like always I just hung out until the meet started, saturating my body in the chlorine mixed pool and I let the sun beam down. At this point in time, I wasn’t nervous for my events because I was going to swim my usual events which included, the 100yd. Butterfly, 200yd. Freestyle, A Team Relay for the 200 Medley Relay, and the A Team Relay
As season came to an end, student-athletes were being recognized for their hard work and talents. As awards being distributed to my teammates and the night was coming to an end, for the next award, my coach was describing one of his players, in which, based on his words, had worked harder and improved himself more than everyone else. Then he shouted, “I’m honored to give this award to Ali Najafi.” I won most prestigious award of the night, Most Valuable Player of the year for the Junior Varsity team. The award itself meant nothing for me, but I was just glad my coaches saw all of my sacrifices and hard works. Looking back to two choices that I had earlier, I felt strong and courageous that I didn’t give up and I was being able to succeed in both sports and
I had been competing in water polo all year long and we were in the middle of summer training. We were playing Don Lugo when I took a shot to the head in the middle of second-quarter. I felt awful. I didn't know at the time, but that was when I received my first concussion. I played the rest of the game slow and disoriented.
I remember my very first job like it was yesterday. My first reaction I can remember was to giggle and laugh because I would be working with my friends when I got hired at McDonald’s that summer and it made me really happy. I remember during orientation that Barbara- my general manager, asked me if I wanted something to drink before I started training. I said no because I was so nervous that day I felt like I would pee my pants if I took the drink. I was excited to be working that summer because I would finally have my own money and could save for school with no help from my parents.
We stunted at almost every game, and cheered at every game all season. Without Ms. Traska pushing us to be the best we could we wouldn't have done as much. People were always impressed when they saw us perform. We practiced everyday and never gave up. This experience taught me that even when something gets tough, I can overcome it.
Then in 2012 I went and stayed in the states for 6 months. I practiced at a club there and then had to move back to Egypt in December of that year. Then in the fall of 2013 again something amazing happened: I got a gold medal. As my coach, that was a supervisor once said "the gold medal will hang in my chest at nationals" and here I was with a gold medal on my chest. More to that, that same gold medal got me in the national team that went to the junior African championship in which I did what I consider my biggest achievement in swimming so far.
We were so proud! After all the practicing and sharing, it was time for SPLASHING! Sunglasses and sunscreen were on, and friends were summertime ready! Friend has tons; I mean TONS of fun today during water play. They even created a water slide.
We won all our games and had a lot of fun. I remember one game when after the team photo. In that game I shot three baskets and got fouled bad. I got back to up and made all two free shots winning the game. When we won the summer league I felt so good.