“Legs kicking, arms spinning. As I push off the end of the pool, the water rushes out of my way. I glide through the water straight as a pencil. My legs go up and down, over and over. My arms go round and round like a windmill. I turn my head up and take a breath.” That is how Jenna Ward (November 8, 2016) described the feeling of swimming. Everyone should be able to feel the thrill of accomplishing something so important as swimming. Swimming is a life saving skill all people should learn to do. 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. 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. If schools taught swimming during gym all students would have a chance to learn to swim. Kids are going to be at school anyway. Why not teach them to swim there? Swimming should be taught in school because not everyone can or chooses to take swimming lessons, it teaches a life saving skill, and once someone learns to swim, they can swim their whole life. First, having swimming lessons at school would give people another option for
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When Jeannette was learning to swim, her father continued to throw her in the water until she could finally swim. According to the text, the day she learned,“If you don't want to sink, you better figure out how to swim." (41) Failure is not an option to those who wants to be successful. If there is a fall, learn to get back up again and try even harder.
“You have to earn your place in the sun”, a quote that holds especially true in the Daytona Beach area. Experiencing Daytona living is an opportunity open to everyone, but like any opportunity, you have to work a bit before you can enjoy your spot in the sun. Chances are you are going to need to find a job once you move down to Daytona Beach, Fl. With the right experience and knowledge, you may find yourself with an almost limitless range of possible jobs. This isn’t to say that only certain careers can find a place here, simply that Daytona Beach, like any city, has its dominate industries.
Amanda Ripley demonstrates the consequences for having school sports in “The Case Against High School Sports” because schools are spending too much money on their sports and can be solved. The author brings to the reader’s eye that sports cost way too much money and should be cut. I think Ripley is wrong because even though it cost a lot of money, they should still keep the sports. If they cut the sports, then it’s not fair to the students that are graduating because they could of had a chance to get a scholarship. If the schools cut the sports, then there is no chance for the students.
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
The United States of America prides itself on many things. While justice, freedom, or equality are all wonderful aspects of this great nation, its greatest pride is sports. Nationwide, millions of fans have allegiances to certain sports or teams, arguments erupt, and friendships are born all over simple games that Americans love. A debate among the myriad of United States sports fans has erupted; what is America’s sport? Another old school versus new school debate, the old fashioned fan will likely respond with baseball while a more modern fan may say football is America’s sport.
College requires a lot of work followed with an excessive amount of responsibilities now try to mix in a college student that play a sport. Now theirs even more pressure on that student. College athlete receive many benefits, and most of them they are riding on a full scholarship that covers all their cost; tuition, room and board, meal plan, and other expense a student needs in order for them to attend the school. They need to be able to prioritize their life and dedicate their time into school work as well as keeping up with everything required in their sport. Being able to juggle both school and a sport is a lot of pressure and takes a lot of hard work and dedication.
GO TEAM GO Were you able to play the sport you trained during school? If not, you are like me, I do gymnastics as my weekly sport and there are many reasons why schools should have a gymnastics team. Some reasons include gymnasts want to be able to join a team,itś fantastic for anybody´s future, and the sport is good for more than just gymnasts. My first reason is that gymnasts want to be able to join a team.
I leapt from the diving board my rescue tube in hand, the air whooshing past my ears and adrenaline pumping through my veins. With a resounding splash, the swimming pool’s cool crisp water surrounded me. As I tore through the water, I looked up and saw the victim, a young woman in her twenties. A wide eyed, terrified expression was on her face as she sank underwater. I swam towards her body with all of my strength
Three hundred and fifty children under the age of five drown in pools each year nationwide. Two thousand and six hundred children are treated in hospital emergency rooms for near-drowning incidents. These statistics can bring chills down one’s spine. With drowning being such a threat, it is surprising how many guardians of young children dismiss the importance of their child learning how to swim. Survival swim lessons gives infants and toddlers the skills they need to move through the water independently while incorporating being able to breath when needed.
When I stepped up to the block, I saw a few swimmers with the same striking blue and red swim caps as me at the other end of the pool, but didn’t think anything of it. During the race, I could feel my limbs growing sore and my lungs aching to breathe normally again. Above the deafening splashes of water around me, I picked up a different sound: cheers. “Go! Go!”
My nerves from the first class unexpectedly came rushing back. These students grew into great swimmers, but I knew that the depth of the water could petrify them. The first few students were able to swim back up with little to no effort, but the last girl lost her footing and slipped into the pool and couldn 't resurface. I froze as I saw her struggling to swim and breathe. My mind quickly flashed back to the time I jumped out of my tube and almost drowned.
Playing Tennis: How to Deal with Nerves Whenever you step on a competitive tennis match, it’s not surprising if you get cold feet. After all, we’re sure that even the top tennis stars still feel nervous especially when they play against their strongest rivals in a highly anticipated match. They feel it, but unlike you, they have learned to overcome the jitters and go over the hump to play to their abilities. Remember, even if you’re a talented player with a ton of potential, you can’t fully unlock what you’re capable of if you have not learned how to deal with your nerves.
A warm morning, sun shining with a slight breeze, and calm waters; the perfect day to learn how to water ski. I had never been water skiing before, I barely knew what it was, I was anxious to say in the least. I stood on the dock as my parents maneuvered the boat into the water, I’ve never been so uncertain. My family reassured me that everything would be okay as I was strapped up my life jacket. I stood on the edge of the boat, apprehensive, but I had to jump in the water, it was now or never.
Tuning out the noise, I tucked my head under the water, staring at the pool’s tiled floor. Nearing the wall, I lifted my head to gather a breath of air before my flip turn to start my second lap. Looking up, I saw five of my team members at the end of my lane cheering for me. With a renewed energy from their excitement, I turned and continued the race. After the race was over and I was out of the pool, I took my hard-earned ribbon and scurried back to where my swim