Motivation is always spurred by a form of determination. Determination is a firmness of purpose, when working towards a goal individuals are motivated by that purpose. The narrator in “Touching Bottom” swam competitively for years. She was enrolled in Red Cross swimming lessons at an early age, and joined a swim club after that. Her training was vigorous, practicing every day and eventually twice a day.
She gladly replied with yes. At first, I was really slow, but under Christina’s help, I became faster in swimming. She stayed after practice with me and taught me how to improve in my freestyle, my diving, and my flip-turns. It was hard work, and we were both exhausted after practice, but she told me if I kept this up, I could go to meets. After all of the training sessions, I felt ready to go to a meet.
It's hard to explain, but I felt fear and happiness at the same time when this happened. I didn't let the fear get me though, I played and gave it my all. After the game ended, I was ecstatic. Now I'm on my third year of playing water polo and I have no regrets. Not only am I playing a sport I love, but I've made life long friends with all my teammates.
The training a lifeguard undergoes can accumulate mounds of stress, but in the long run, the training can save a life of a victim. Being a lifeguard comes with frequent pros and cons but all in all, lifeguarding is a great summer job for high school students. The schedule is also very flexible for guards with busy summer’s. Although pay in the beginning isn 't the best, as the summers continue the pay will increase. The skills one learns as a lifeguard are some that will stick with a guard forever and can apply to their everyday
There is a bond between me and the girls on my synchronized swimming team. I stand in the center of an intricate web, ropes tying me to all twenty-five girls. Some of the connections are loose, providing enough slack to allow independent movement. Others are tightly wound, connecting me to my teammates completely. As my swimming team’s captain, I have gained awareness to my team’s deeper level of relationships.
I’m going to try harder in the future to keep some ideas to myself and let the member come to conclusions on their own. The past five weeks of the Chief Petty Officer Academy has been a valuable experience. I’ve learned many helpful things and I thing I can make an impact of the crew with a commitment to physical fitness, changing some behaviors that were described in the LPI 360 survey, and by coaching our crew members who need assistance. I know missing half a patrol is a burden on my supervisors, subordinates and peers, but I’m certain if will be worth
That’s what makes being a Physical Therapist so great; the atmosphere is always positive because everyone is trying to improve, even if a little help is needed. I use the knowledge I learned in college and even when I was a patient to give my patients the best care possible for their specific injuries. When my patients are finally recovered, I get an amazing feeling because I helped them get back on their feet, sometimes literally. I was once in the shoes of my patients. The summer before eleventh grade, I broke my ankle and I was determined to get better as fast as I could.
Jerry has matured greatly during the course of the story. he wanted to impress the other boys by swimming through the tunnel they all swam through. So he told his mother that he needed swimming goggles. So she took him to the store and he grabbed the goggles and ran back to the swimming spot to attempt the long swim through the tunnel. He practiced every day learning independince from his mothter.
A leader could be anyone; a teacher, a coach, a friend, or even a parent. There have been many leaders in my life that have influenced me in positive ways, but one person that I admire most as a leader is my swimming coach, Rick Hayes. I first began swimming when I was ten years old and in the fifth grade. Throughout all of my years in swimming, I never had a coach that I didn’t like, but one of my favorites has to be Coach Hayes. I observed Coach Hayes lead as he prepared the Women’s Swim
The few minutes before jumping into the pool was rough, having to convince myself to get in, but the second I reached the bottom of the pool I felt an instant relief. I knew that for the next two hours I didn’t have to worry about my essay that I haven’t started or the drama my friends made that day. I knew the only thing I had to focus on was playing, and I knew I was able to do that. I recall even on the worst of days I would get into the water, swimming aggressively, and shooting the ball like I was trying to take off the goalies head, but not even thirty minutes into a practice you would see a giant smile on my face. Playing made me so happy, and I knew that no matter what challenge I was facing I could go to water polo to clear my head, and give me a place to just let it all