Backstroke Essays

  • Swimming In Swimming

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    19th century, when the National Swimming Society of Great Britain began to hold competitions. Most early swimmers used the breaststroke, or a form of it. (Olympic Movent.2013.) Swimming is classified into four different strokes namely freestyle, backstroke, breast stroke and butterfly. The most common stroke is freestyle also known as crawl. This stroke was the first stroke mankind use in the 19th century when swimming was invented. Injuries are also less with this stroke as movement is not so extensive

  • Personal Narrative Essay On Swimming

    586 Words  | 3 Pages

    When I was eight years old, I joined the Shaker Sharks swim team. I was put in the lowest group and struggled to swim even a 25. I considered swimming a hobby at best, not even realizing it was a sport. Two years later, my family and I moved to Solon. I switched teams to join the Solon Stars Swim Club. The environment was far more competitive, which I noticed immediately. I was also beginning to understand the value of a team, a support system greater than oneself. One time at a meet, I had been

  • Personal Narrative: Sartell Swim

    617 Words  | 3 Pages

    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. I thought I just went fast or made a weird noise, but I was wrong. The coach came over and told me to go to the showers. I was concerned because the workout was not over

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson's Statement About Growth In Myself

    476 Words  | 2 Pages

    Ralph Waldo Emerson's statement about growth forgets the fact that most things cannot be mastered. Things like knowledge and athletic achievement can always be improved upon. No matter how good you are in your field, there is always room for improvement. Sports like swimming always have something you can improve on. 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

  • Conflicts In To Kill A Mockingbird

    1196 Words  | 5 Pages

    Everyday people all over are dealing with conflicts and their so called enemies. An instance where I dealt with a conflict is when the swimmers at prospect high school were judging me based on my speed. They created their opinions with out meeting me or finding out who I was. This was a conflict I had to deal with and many of the girl who were judgmental became my enemies.This is a topic that affects many, not only fictional characters in a book. This is why it is worth reading. Some may understand

  • Personal Narrative-Swim

    766 Words  | 4 Pages

    Around two years ago, when I was just a young swimmer , my coach asked my swimming group what a swim meet was. The reply came back with some confused looks and the rare nod of a head. She then told us what a meet was. I then told my parents about this new type of competition, they signed me up and brought me to a strange place, leading me to where I am now, with legs trembling and about two and a half feet above the ominously still pool on a white platform. As I stare at the water, it stares right

  • Why We Are Too Small Essay

    551 Words  | 3 Pages

    “You’re too small” is something I have been constantly told my whole life. This statement has become more repetitive as I began my job as a lifeguard two years ago. When I was interviewing for my first job, I was told, I’m not sure if you can work here, you are a little small and may not be able to handle the job.” As I heard him say, what I’ve heard hundreds of times before, I knew he was wrong. I had been swimming competitively for six years and participated in numerous Junior Lifeguard Programs

  • City Lifeguard: A Personal Narrative Of My Life

    343 Words  | 2 Pages

    When I was six years old, I would not let go of my dad when we first entered the pool for the fear that I would drown. Now I am seven-teen years old and I fear not being fast enough. Swimming is my passion, and my life, but this wasn’t always the case. Since my high school doesn’t offer a swim team, I sought a team outside of my school district. After finding that Banning High school offered an after school swim team, I joined their swim team around the age of twelve. Despite working hard at practice

  • Olympic Swimming In P. H. Mullen's Gold In The Water

    1272 Words  | 6 Pages

    How many people know about Olympic swimming and the hardships the swimmers must undergo? With great reviews, Gold in the Water by P. H. Mullen, shows exactly what the swimmers go through mentally and physically and the history of the Olympic sport. The two swimmers put their bodies through hell and back with the ridiculous training they each undergo. The Swimmer Kurt Grote was a man of speed but he did not start out that way. For example, "Grote got into competitive swimming at the relatively late

  • Missy Franklin Persuasive Letter

    363 Words  | 2 Pages

    Melissa Jeanette “Missy” Franklin is a Canadian-American competitive swimmer and is a five-time Olympic gold medalist. Missy Franklin should be remembered because she swims for the USA Olympic team showing great pride representing her country in the sport that she has a tremendous love. Also she is very encouraging to young adults and kids everywhere to follow their dreams, and she also puts a stand on her thought about bullying and what you could do to stop it. Even at age 22 she is still active

  • The Iliad: The Benefits Of Swimming

    1227 Words  | 5 Pages

    Written testament to early swimming falls within the past 3,000 years. The Bible, the Iliad, the Odyssey all contain references to swimming. Thucydides said the activity in scripts that are 2,400 years old. Murals of the Tepantila House at Teotihuacan near Mexico City show men taking the plunge into the waters of Tlalocan, the heavenly pool of Tlaloc, god of water. Many of the world's ancient civilisations swam, including the Egyptians, the Phoenicians, Persians, Romans and Greeks. Bathing was a

  • Bobbi Jo Shmitt Character Analysis

    309 Words  | 2 Pages

    Have you ever wanted to know more things about Bobbi jo Schmitt? Well this is a great read for you. Bobbi jo is a very interesting 12 year old, you will learn about what she looks like, her personality, and a lot of unique stuff about Bobbi jo! Bobbi jo is very pretty and unique in her own ways. She is 12 years old and has beautiful blonde hair, and sparkling blue eyes. Some more details about her are she has glasses on her face and braces on her teeth. Bobbi jo has great characteristics. She

  • Mascot Hall Of Fame For Willie The Wildcat

    846 Words  | 4 Pages

    fun, memorable, and most of all, a unique design. The wild cat is fun because he is always trying to be part of the public and be funny, “Mutely, he threw souvenir purple luchador masks at Wildcat fans, clowned with concessions workers, swam the backstroke across the concrete concourse floor and schmoozed with the big deals in the Wildcat Legends lounge.” This shows that he is always trying to do his best to be the best. He is memorable because at every game he does something special

  • How To Write A Narrative Essay About High School Swimming

    772 Words  | 4 Pages

    When I walked into the pool area on my first day of high school swimming practice in seventh grade, I made two goals for myself to accomplish during my high school swimming career: break the Sartell school record of 55.88 seconds in the 100 yard backstroke and win the MSHSL Class A State Championship in that event as well. For six years, I trained everyday with these goals in the back of my mind. After numerous trips to the State meet, I had yet to achieve what I had set out to do. When I qualified

  • Reflection On One Minute Fitness Test

    858 Words  | 4 Pages

    to butterfly, I need a lot of muscular endurance in my legs because they help me to swim forward. For freestyle and backstroke, muscular endurance is needed in both my hand and legs but unfortunately, I lack muscular endurance in my legs because for butterfly, I am usually stuck in one place (my legs don’t push hard enough), for freestyle, I get tired after some time and for backstroke, my legs sink (my upper body is upright but my legs go underwater). So it would be very important for me train harder

  • White Water Rafting: Louis And Clark Expedition

    1053 Words  | 5 Pages

    White Water Rafting White water rafting is a great activity for the adrenalin junkies or for family activity. There are lots of different companies that offer guided white water rafting, and all these different companies all use different rivers for their business. Some rivers are harder than others and appeal to different people and groups. White water rafting like most things has its origins. The first recorded of rafting takes place on the Snake River in Wyoming, 1811. Seems kind of late

  • Perseverance Of A Competitive Swimmer

    368 Words  | 2 Pages

    swimming for the last fourteen years, filled by long, hard, lonely practices for two to three hours at a time. Looking at the same straight black line at the bottom of the pool, except for an occasional reprieve to look at the ceiling when doing backstroke. What sane person would subject themselves to what appears to be torture? Compound this with the fact that I am small in stature. When thinking about what the prototypical competitive swimmer would be, what comes to mind? Height and wingspan

  • Ian Thorpe Research Paper

    985 Words  | 4 Pages

    most of any Australian athlete in history. The 196cm giant is the youngest person ever to win a world championship, and has went on to win 10 more. The former Olympic champion specialised in the stroke ‘” freestyle” and competed in events such as backstroke and the individual medley. In the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Thorpe was recognised as the most successful athlete, winning three gold medals and 2 silvers. At the 2001 world aquatic championships, Thorpe became the first person to win 6 gold medals in

  • Swim Race Research Paper

    376 Words  | 2 Pages

    Have you ever been beaten by a girl in a swim race! I have I was swimming in the deep end and I saw a 12 year old girl and I challenged her to a swim race and she accepted. My whole family was watching under the hot weather they were scared I would drown in the middle off the pool and I did. I was saved by someone in a reclining chair and my uncle said “are you okay”? After my talk with my uncle I sat under the sun to rethink about what happened. One day, I was so happy to finally go to the pool

  • Personal Narrative: My Second Log Entry

    428 Words  | 2 Pages

    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. As of right now, I could get into the pool without any anxiety, and I am able to float on a water comfortably. Not only I managed bobbing, but also I