Lifeguarding Reflection

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I was halfway done with my 300 yard swim to pass the prerequisite to be a lifeguard. I finished The nervousness was effecting my stomach. I stumbled out of the pool and over to trash can. Where I lost my last meal to that can. I noticed that my vomit was red but i didn’t have time to think about it I had another test to complete before I could go home. That is to tread water for 2 minutes not using arms. I start my head is bobbing in and out of water. My mouth opens and I start choking and I am done. I failed the prerequisites to be lifeguard. I was 16 towards the end of my sophomore year of high school no more than 2 weeks of school left. I had started preparing for lifeguarding in January. Lake James Christian Camp lies on the shore of …show more content…
The first paragraph explains how that went. So when I returned home my mom asked me if I still wanted to be a lifeguard for camp. I answered with “of course” I thought about it and said to myself I made a deal with the camp to fill that position I felt like I was disappointing My mom and the camp managers. So my did some research and found another class in Cleveland. I had some relatives who lived in Cleveland who were visiting that week.

This side of my family eats very healthy. So when I got there and guess on rethinking the week I was sick ever since my first lifeguard test. I blamed being sick on was my body flushing itself of all the bad stuff I have been eating, I had a couple days in cleveland before my lifeguarding training began. So I rested and recovered reflecting on my summer. I was over my head with sports and commentints. I enjoyed the relaxation.

A couple of days later my uncle drove me to Cleveland State University. I wondered into their recreation center seemingly lost. I like small towns I don’t do big cities the people the rush the impersonal side of not really getting to know anybody because you will probably never see them again. It made me nervous and a slight fear of everything not knowing how they would
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I eventually find the room where we are gathering. There was several other kids there already outside of the room waiting for the instructor. I sat down wondering what the others were like. When the Instructor whose name I don’t remember snuck past us and unlocked our classroom.

She introduced herself and told us today we were going to the pool first thing for our prerequisites. She leads the boys to their locker room and then leads the girls to theirs. I go in and change. I walk out into the pool complex which was massive the pool was twice the size of the local pool I was used to. We gather around and she says we would first be doing a 500 swim. I instantly get sick to my stomach. The butterflies that reside made me head hurt. I was told that we were just doing a 300 and that's all I have practiced for.

I get into the pool and just swam away. Constantly doubting every stroke and if I could even make it to the other end of pool. I hated that doubt I ended up fighting more than the water. I hung to the edges for a little bit longer then I probably had to but my body wanted the rest I just couldn’t conquer my body. It was like crusades winning win battle to lose the

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