It was around the time of my freshman year, I was 14 years old, and that’s when I began to set my mind to certain things. In the past I had been swimming on a year-round team competitively, then when it came to my freshman year I joined high school swim as well. I always thought to myself that I wasn’t good enough and I could never win, or at best make a section time. However, later on that season, I realized I was good enough, because I believed in myself and set my mind to win and did not give up, and eventually my times immensely improved. After many months of training, it was time for League Champs to begin.
Our coach is a strong believer that in order to be successful as a team, it is important to support each other like a family. This familial atmosphere and support that I received from my fellow teammates was the reason I went to compete at OFSAA my first year of wrestling. Not only did I earn a spot at OFSAA that year, I also competed at the Cadet/Juvenile Provincial Championships. Although, I did not place at this tournament, it was an excellent learning experience that I will never forget. In grade 10, I earned the Marauder award for wrestling, which was a true honour, simply because most of the time the Marauder award and the MVP award are usually given to a grade 12 on the team.
Freshman year I began volleyball and was able to do so while still maintaining a 4.0 GPA. I continued this sport into sophomore year as a Co-Captain of the team. I was told by my volleyball coach that the reason I was given this role was due to my leadership skills, and my ability to responsibly execute the coach 's expectations for the team. Throughout volleyball season of sophomore year, I still maintained a 4.0
Growing up academics was a huge priority as it is for many students today. Although, I have always had an enormous passion for swimming. The guiding light of my journey as a swimmer all began with my older brother, Aaron. Similar to myself Aaron began swimming at a very young age. He was also very good at the sport.
All that hard work paid off by getting into her dream school. I also looked up to my dad as a role model because he was also a hard worker himself. My dad would wake up early every morning to workout at the YMCA. After working out at the YMCA, he would go to work until five or six o 'clock in the evening. When he had inventory at the end of each month, he would come home later at night,
The past three years of my high school experience can only be described as a roller coaster. I remember my first day of high school, sitting in the auditorium and hearing the counselors say "high school is what you make of it, so make it count". I was encouraged to join sports, clubs and extracurricular activities, which I did. I played Volleyball in the fall, ran track in the spring, joined clubs, and marched in the marching band. Even though I was very successful in playing sports, marching band was the most impactful to me.
That summer I took a job in the Wheaton College athletic facility so that I could train everyday after work. Over the course of those summer months, I spent countless hours lifting weights, playing pick-up basketball games, and running on the track. By mid-August, I was in the best physical condition of my life and ready to start the basketball season. Then something happened that would greatly affect my life for the next two
This year our HPE class been assigned to design and construct a fifteen minutes coaching session which was relevant to the chosen sport of Volleyball. The coaching session had to consist of a highly effective skill used in the game of volleyball such as a Set, dig, spike or serve. This multimodal presentation will evaluate and discuss the effectiveness and furthermore provide justification using examples from my session and furthermore give specific recommendations to further improve the effectiveness of my coaching session. Volleyball is a complex game of simple skills. The ball is spiked from up to 60 cm above the height of a basketball and takes fractions of a second to travel from the spiker to the receiver.
Extra-Curricular Activities: I am involved in FFA year-round where I am the reporter in my Chapter. I was involved in football cheerleading in the fall and I am also involved in the Chelan high school track team as a discus and shotput thrower. Hobbies: The hobbies that I most enjoy are swimming in the lake, looking at the constellations in the night sky, and to sing songs from musicals like The Wizard of OZ or any Disney movie that I've watched. Jobs: A job that I have had, and love is babysitting. I love when I get to babysit children; getting to cook, clean, and play with them is something that I really enjoy.
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.