Being first place in all my races was not enough for me, I strived to improve my time every instant I dove in the pool. To this day, I continue to attend swim team twice a week and swim extra on the weekends to keep in shape. On top of that, I will soon be an L.A. City Lifeguard starting the summer of 2017. Without swimming, I wouldn’t have developed the drive, the motivation, or the perseverance I continue to have
When everyone else was cheering over our new girls swimming their best times I was in the locker room moping about mine. I could not even put on a happy smile for my last home meet. After that depressing meet, I decided that I needed a mental makeover. Instead of being degrading toward myself and others I was going to be positive. After all, if these were going to be my last few days on the swim team I better make them count.
If there is one thing swimming has taught me, it would be that there is always someone who is faster than you. This is when I go back to the pool and train to better myself, to grow as a swimmer. I've been swimming since I was seven years old and have spent countless hours in the pool. So, I would be comfortable saying that I have mastered swimming. However, no matter how long I spend training, there is always something
I kept ignoring any conversation with my friends that related to the dance squad team because I did not want to admit to the insecurities that were running through my mind – I pretended that I didn’t want to be on the dance squad, but deep down inside it is all I thought about. It is all I wanted, and that is what I did. Suddenly, I gathered enough confidence (with a lot of encouragement from my friend Ashley) and told myself I will just try out for the dance squad team. By then, a week had already passed, and the girls who signed up had already learned the choreography. I felt as if I would be too behind, and that I wouldn’t be capable of learning the choreography on time.
I have never been the best volleyball player out there. However, that has never stopped me from working to be the best player I can be. I have spent hours in the gym doing private lessons to work with a coach one on one to improve my game. I have spent hours with personal trainers working to improve my speed, jumping, strength, and all the things that come becoming a better athlete. Because of this hard work, I lettered varsity my freshman year at Crown Point, and I was placed on the varsity Munster volleyball team.
It was too hard to bounce back so quickly after being so disappointed about my performances. After everything I had sacrificed over the years for my sport, this is how my high school career ended? All of the yards, morning practices, afternoon practices, dryland sessions, healthy eating, sore muscles, and missed social events were all for
Last year I completed the NCIS course, this lasted 3 weeks where I not only completed team activities, fund raising & volunteering but also had the opportunity to live independently, helping me set up for university life. I enjoy keeping fit, this is mixture of Gym, Swimming & Running. My diving & science studies have inspired me to learn more about this fragile & largely undiscovered eco system. I have worked hard to build up key skills needed to become a valuable student & ensure I can make a significant contribution to this field, & secure a role as a professional & respected Marine
I hoped to prove the fearful voice in my head wrong and succeed in a new environment; however, without the right support system, I began to fall. Making friends was difficult, I felt I was trying and failing, I was alone and socially anxious. Where does a lonely boy who’s
Unfortunately, failure came before success. This experience has aided me in all other aspects of my life, because it serves as an encouragement whenever something does not go as planned. Having been apart of different cheer teams for about 5 year. Some of my accomplishments would include first place at nationals, first place winner at state, and first overall best at UCA camp. I was even able to make the SACS Varsity cheer team, which is an unforgettable experience knowing that they are one of the best in town.
She didn’t know how to swim, so she never was able to come back up after going under. Her parents were busy with her younger siblings, so they didn’t see her jump. If she knew how to swim that never would have happened. Everybody should learn how to swim. Unfortunately, not all kids can go to swimming lessons, but there is an easy way to fix that problem.
She never gave up and that’s within a month. Although she was already athletic, she became better at surfing after the attack. She became so good even with one arm that she became a pro surfer and won many awards. Bethany also has a lot of courage. She acted like she didn’t need an arm to live her life.
After she barely survived a shark attack she was back in the water about a month later. Bethany didn’t even care about the shark attack all she cared about was to get back in the water on her surf board. ‘’I was not afraid.’’ Said Bethany Every once in a while she would get scared when she saw a figure under her board in the water but she wouldn’t let it bring her down and quit on her dream. Bethany was also self-confident. Even when people wouldn’t believe in her and they thought she couldn’t do it she still tried and she proved them wrong.
Oliveira 's class and was able to have a fantastic time the past few weeks. Since I knew how to swim freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly, it was easy to swim ten laps and on because I used to take swim lessons until I was in sixth grade. From swimming in the pool everyday on the weekdays, I began to remember all the steps and advice my coach gave me which helped me to swim better every day during the unit. Adding on, I also learned the skill how to collaborate and be flexible with others in the locker room. From trading showers with one another and being respectful towards others, not only did I learn how to be kind to others, I began to talk to the other classmates which allowed to get to know a lot people.
For instance, I feel great sense of pride when I reflect on my years of leading a Relay For Life. Knowing that my team has fundraised over $10,000 in 5 years, and was the first team in Pembroke Pines to raise $1,000 this year, gives me a feeling of satisfaction, because I know that the work my team and I are doing is making a difference. Another rewarding aspect to being a leader, is helping someone achieve his or her goals. For example, helping teach the beautiful game of water polo to my friends interested in playing for Flanagan, is often the highlight of my day. Last year, I had no experience in the water at all, but with the help of the seniors on the team then, I was able to improve and become a much better athlete.
As you can see I have learned many things through 4-H that I may have never learned if it weren’t for this amazing program. I would not be the person I am today without 4-H. 4-H is my life (I am a “4-H Nerd” as Mrs. Kindra says). 4-H is not just a club or program but a family, a family that will always be there for me. 4-H is a place where I am free to be myself. I love meeting new people who share the same interests and passions as I do.