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.
Since my pole was near his in the water, I was told to reel my line in so that it would not tangle with my grandpa’s. When I began to reel it in there was far more slack than usual. On the other hand, my grandpa was having a real hard time reeling in his fish. As we both reeled in more and more both of our lines came up as tangled so we had to untangle both lines while trying to keep my grandpa’s fish still on the line. By the time my Grandpa could see the fish on the end of the line, he noticed that my line was on the end of his and that beyond his fish there was a large shadow in the water.
I kinda rushed eating my food to go swimming which wasn't a good idea. After I got done eating I went to the changing room and changed into my shorts. Me and a few of our family members went to go swim. The sand was very hot for my feet, The sand was hot melting lava beneath my feet. The wind was hitting my face.
. . ? I couldn’t worry about that, the wave was approaching too fast. I jumped off the sheet of metal and started swimming.
She gave me the quick advice of wait for the boat to move then stand up. I tried then I got up for not even a second then fell face first into the water. After what felt like a thousand tries, but in reality like five I was told to give up. I
We some how managed to push them both in. What all three of us then didn't notice at first is that now it would just be us left on the water trampoline! We had no choice but to go after each other. Tyler got on top of me and then Sam tried pushing us both in the water but we turned the tables and pushed Sam but he was too strong for us. They turned on me and I dropped to my stomach and would not allow them to push me off.
I was in the locker room surrounded by girls that I did not know. They all seemed to know each other. I began to feel like a fish out of water. When I found my friend, she led me out to the pool area where we waited for the rest of the team to trickle in. They were all chatting amongst themselves before the coach began practice.
But this time we brought our fishing poles. Me my cousin and my dad went to the big doc away from all of the people swimming and started fishing. My cousin caught a few fish and so did my dad but I didn’t catch anything yet. Right when we were about to leave I felt a tug on my pole. I pulled back and had the fish hooked.
Because of the weird things that have just all happened, I decided to have a walk near the pond at the back of my house for relaxation. Stretching my arms, I feel much more relaxed after that. I walked in circles around the pond. The pond is very clear, and it has sparkling blue water that is too pretty to be true. Although I knew I was in an empty area with a pond, I could not stop thinking that
We do not realize yet that Macey’s family is sitting on their pontoon watching this whole thing go down waiting for us to figure it out on our own. As we get closer to the shore I can tell my muscles were not cut out for trying to keep a canoe afloat, and we could not let it sink because it was not our canoe. When we arrive to land were all huffing and puffing. I take a seat by Macey and Cierra who are now sitting on some rocks resting, and we burst out in laughter. I have never experienced anything like this before, maybe in a pond, but not on a river.