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.
She felt it deep within her, and knew that this day would determine her fate. But she never expected the grand ship that approached her from beyond the horizon. To suddenly face a member of a completely foreign species is deterring, but to come across a boat full of them was a completely bewildering experience. She watched in awe as the humans ate and laughed and danced, twirling and moving and jumping with those legs, and oh how she wanted it all. How she wanted to dance as beautifully as they could, like she was swimming out of water.
The sound of the whistle jolted me into action. I dove from the block, and a wave of silence crashed over me as I hit the water. For a moment, there was a sense of serenity as I swam under the surface. The spell broke as I rose for air. I could hear everyone yelling and cheering.
However, seeing child labor in the beaches was a real eye-opener. Children my age were selling candy, quesadillas, and many more goods to provide money for their families. My family and I arrived at Papagayo beach, it was my siblings and I’s first time being at the beach. My parents would both visit Acapulco occasionally as kids. When we first arrived at Papagayo beach everything seemed perfect, there was 80-degree weather, occasional cool breezes, the sun was strong but pleasant, warm and soft-gold sand, and a huge
After a nice and relaxing day at Disney with my teammates and coaches, it was time to compete, and nerves were running as high as NYC skyscrapers. As all 20 of us were getting ready, we got out nice little coach pep-talk from our coaches, Tim and Tammy, who I’ve known since I was a mere gymnastics baby, a two year old level one. Tim was in a blindingly bright purple tuxedo and Tammy was in an absolutely drop-dead gorgeous red dress, a humongous change from their usual athletic gear, for they lost a bet saying that if we all qualified for nationals they would dress up. I looked up at the clock and saw the dreaded time; 8:00 AM. “Time to leave!” I shouted over our blasting playlist of everything from Lady Gaga to Lil Pump.
Everyone aboard the ship is swiftly jolting from handrail to handrail because the boats unsteady sway. The captain of the boat turns on the song Danger Zone by Kenny Loggins. It is the perfect song for the occasion. Right away, people start making their way to the dinner for all of the passengers on the boat, which included bland white rice and chicken. After eaten, the bland food was not settling very well.
Swimming at Norway Lake Every summer, my family and I go camping. There is a special place that we always go to, it is Norway Lake Campground. There has never been any incidents where I would say that it is unsafe or boring, until this on summer day. It was the summer of 2008, it was beautiful out. The birds were chirping, children were laughing, and you could feel the sun tingle on your skin.
The dolphins have a natural smile that adds to the enchantment that humans for them (Meister, 12). The features of the dolphins have been used in historical mythology as well as literature and more in the posture of the graceful leaps in water. They are renowned psychologically for swimming the bows of not only sips but also big whales. Currently, the dolphins re exploited for the entertainment that they provide across at least 40 shows across the globe (Meister, 12).The most popular species is the Delphinus, dephis, which has a bigger distribution globally (Katz 33). The second most popular species if the Turiops trincatus which can be found in the Atlantic ocean as well as the Mediterranean sea (Katz 33).Among other famous species are the bottle nose which has been analyzed by researchers for a long
Throughout Morris’ story, she incorporates internal thoughts of the main character: “The summer before I left for college, I was head lifeguard on the beach at Pirate’s Point… I could lift a girl into the air with each arm… Girls clung to my stand, like the shipwrecked to their raft, and I could do no wrong.” The inner thoughts of the main character allows readers to be put into that character’s mindset. As a reader, we may think that the character is arrogant and cocky. Knowing the character’s personality, we can make connections and predictions to the main character. In addition to that, Morris’ first person perspective is able to also show the audience the character’s shift in self. While going to thank the cougar who he had thought had been chasing him all summer, he describes the experience as, “‘But I didn't know what to do…’ I was not aware as I said that tears streamed down my face.
Just about a year ago, my seventh grade class took a trip to Pigeon Key, FL to spend two days at a Marine Science Center. My school encouraged every student to go on the trip and after hours and hours of driving, we were greeted by many enthusiastic staff members excited to take us on the boat to Pigeon Key. When the boat arrived at the dock, I was immediately overwhelmed by the gorgeous scenery. Water wrapped around the island like a blanket, leaving only a small space for the buildings. At the time, there were a small amount of buildings on the island, housing a museum, multiple sleeping quarters, a small kitchen and outdoor dining room, a classroom, and other tiny structures.