Victory in the pool, woo!

My name is Jane. Although I love swimming and water, I always found it really difficult to find the motivation to continue swimming lap after lap. And when I read the requirement for the swim test I felt a certain sliver of fear down my spine.

Jane before her swim test.

Not to say that I can't swim, I just don't have the endurance, especially for the ten minutes of treading/floating. Hence the start of my practices on Saturdays after work with a friend cheering me on. Finally, it was the Saturday before the test, I had to prove myself. I asked Michelle, my friend, to not allow me to leave the pool until I completed the test requirements. And I did.

On Sunday, I was in the last group to go for the swim test. After seeing each and every one of my friends and teammates pass the test, I felt ready. With a dive and personal motivation, I pushed myself through my laps. For my treading/floating I spent most of the time floating and enjoyed the last ten minutes of my test regaining my breath and calming myself down.

Jane finishes strong.

When Jenna counted down, "3, 2, 1, you're done!", I screamed "Woo!" in victory and swam to the side of the pool. I was so proud of myself. I had accomplished what I thought was impossible. I felt like a superhero :)

- Jane

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