Student reporters :Tara, Charlize, Sienna F, Amelie, Ashley F, Imogen, Mia, Tilly, Lara, Dakota, Ashley, Grace and Kayley
I was waiting nervously in line. Looking at the rippling water made me want to get into the pool even more. Finally, it was my turn.
“Ready, set, go!” As my hands slipped into the cool water, the pressure began to press down on me. Finally, I resurfaced, gasping for breath. I could see the other competitors splashing around in the lanes next to me, like a speeding water cloud chasing me. Screaming echoed through my ears. I was winning! They were chanting for me! My legs were getting stiff and my arms felt numb. I didn’t think I could finish. Before I could take a breath, the glorious wall came into sight. My hands slammed against the wall and I knew I had raced well. A sigh of relief went through my body.
The swimming heats were intense and exciting at the same time, with all of the girls doing their best and swimming sensationally.
How do you feel when you have finished a race?