Her mom, Anna Marie De Mars, was a gold-winning judo champion, she then began drilling her. At the age of 15, Rousey was named to the United States Olympic team, at 16 she became the youngest American to earn the national No. 1 ranking in the women’s half-middleweight division. Rousey claimed gold at that year’s World Junior
Beth began competing at age eight and joined the Hanalei surf team (“Bethany Hamilton biography” par. 1 & 2). Her dad taught her and her brothers to be good losers and to move on after a loss (Hamilton 39). Hamilton competed with older girls and loved the challenge of big surf. When the other girls though it was scary, she thought “bring it on” (Hamilton 41).
Mary Lou Retton was born to Lois, and Ronnie Retton on January 24,1968. She was the youngest of five children, three boys, and two girls. Lois would take Mary Lou, and her sister, Shari ,to West Virginia University for gymnastics once a week. Mary Lou was first pining for Olympic Gold at age four when watching Olga Korbut during the 1972 Olympics. When Mary Lou was seven she watched Nadia Comaneci compete in the Olympics.
Kathleen Genevieve Ledecky was born in Bethesda, Maryland, March 17, 1997. Katie ledecky’s mother is Mary Ledecky, who swims for the university of new mexico, and her father, David Ledecky who is a therapist. As young Katie Ledecky got older, Katie Ledecky was influenced by her older brother, Michael Ledecky and her mother, Mary Ledecky, to start swimming. So at the young age of six, Katie Ledecky started swimming competitively, following her family members footsteps (her brother and her mother, the ones that I just mentioned), meanwhile, attending the elementary little flower school, then at age eleven, still swimming, she graduated from her middle school, and went on to her high school stone ridge school of the sacred heart, then
For my senior year, I am the girl 's varsity swim captain. Other than athletics, the clubs that I am involved in are the National Honor Society and the National French Honor Society. To gain entry into the National Honor Society, one has to have a GPA that is a minimum of 3.5 and be immersed in a variety of activities. As for the
This determination has continued through high school where I was accepted into the Scholars Academy. Beyond academics, my determination plays a big role in my life after school. Having always been a fan of the sport of surfing, at a young age soon after moving to Miami, I decided to teach myself how to surf. Having only
No more hour and a half long car rides to practice, no more crying in my goggles as I pushed off the wall to finish a set, and no more swim meets. I would no longer be at practice everyday for two hours with some of my best friends talking about random things between sets. I thought of how I would probably only see them at graduation or if I went and watched them swim at some
2nd Log Entry During my first log entry, I pointed out my personal goals I hoped to accomplish during this class. As a beginner swimmer, I was mainly interested in conquering my fear of water. As of week four I could say that I am now comfortable being inside a body of water. First week I could not even get my entire body into to the swimming pool.
Eight years. Almost half of my life I have spent in and out of one pool or another. For half of my life I have been the “fish out of water” or one of the “butterflyin’ Hawaiian twins.” I have grown so much threw swim. Looking back I am ecstatic that my mom forced me to join a summer league swim team in 2009.
Raising three children on her own, fulfillment of her dream came from many sacrifices required to complete her higher education goals early on in life, footsteps I plan to follow myself. A competitive athlete whose running career did not start until her junior year of high school when her school finally allowed the women to have a program. Yet she did not receive any recognition for the success her team experienced in high school for winning regionals during their first year of competition. Upon returning to visit her high school just a few years ago, she found that they had not put a banner up in the gym for her sport. Unlike every other sport that received public recognition for their accomplishments, she was denied this award as it “did not really matter” even after providing proof from a news article she kept.
Firehawk Cheer The Harding Fine Arts cheerleading team is going into it’s fifth year at the school and it’s second year of competing. It started with just four girls practicing in Ms. Burris’s room and has since grown to a team of eighteen on Varsity this year and a still-growing JV team. Last September, Varsity went to their first ever regional cheer competition. On their first year of competing, they were only a few points shy of qualifying for the state competition and stunned the crowd with their skills and dedication. This year, Varsity is slightly smaller than the year before with several dedicated alternates ready to take someone’s place at a moment’s notice.
I begged my mom to take me to Seaworld for my birthday. Seaworld was in San Diego which was two hours away. Anyway, my mom surprised me and took me to Seaworld for my birthday. I was the happiest 10-year-old ever. I was so fucking happy at Seaworld.
I remember our last day of volleyball tryouts when we found out that we both made varsity; It was a day that i’ll always remember. Bailey went first and then I followed right after her. When it was my turn, the head volleyball coach told me I scored really well during our tryouts and that she wanted me to play on her varsity team along with Bailey. I was beyond excited and I remember all I wanted to do was get up and scream, but I played it cool and just went with a big smile.
My full name is Angel Jose Garcia, I am 16 years old and I am attending Grace M. Davis high school; I started off freshman year as a chubby kid with no motivation, but as I got a little bit older I have come to change for the better; I am very motivated to succeed and express myself. I enjoy running on my own and in cross country, as well as Teens Run Modesto. I do swimming as a school sport when it comes around, this was my second year doing it and I was team captain. I ran the Modesto Marathon for the first time on March 19, 2017 and got a time of 5 hours and 45 minutes, I know
It was mid season, I had just made section time in the 100 backstroke a week ago. I was on my way to being top four on the Sartell swim team, and making the state team. Then one day during the beginning of practice I came above the surface of the water but something was off. I looked around and everyone was looking at me.