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It's been a while since I have written, and a lot has happened since. The most exciting is that I finally joined the Simmons swimming team.

I have wanted to join the team since last year, but I was really hesitant because the swimming season starts when the tennis season is still going on. I met the coach, and she accepted me! It has been my toughest challenge so far, since the team is composed of great swimmers, and I have not swum in ten years.

I learnt how to swim back home in the ocean instead of a swimming pool since I live on an island. I thought after ten years I would still be able to swim as well as I used to, except that when I first jumped in the water I realized I had lost my technique and my breath. My goal is to go back to my old self in order to be a great addition to the team.

I already love all the girls on the team, and the coach Mindy Williams is amazing! She pushes us, and I have been learning so many skills that I will be able to apply to tennis. I am definitely becoming a better athlete and it feels great! :)

"Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it.Boldness has genius and power and magic in it." Goethe

Posted by Andrée Simé on November 24, 2011 10:46 PM
Category: Athletics
Topics: athletics