Akank had captured her winning of the swimming competition at the pool a few weeks back in her own words and submitted it to school. Here is what she wrote –
I won a prize in a swimming competition held in the gym. The competition was held in December, so the water was very cold. Only a few contestants had arrived. My coach was giving me a few last minute tips.
I’ve been swimming for the past 6 years, so I can swim very well. I was in the 10-13 years group. There was just one other contestant in my group: A huge, bulky, thirteen year old girl. We were supposed to swim 3 laps along the length of the pool. I was dead nervous, I felt so puny compared to her.
I took my diving position. The whistle blew and I dived in. After the first few strokes, I lifted my head up and she was so much ahead of me (I was told later that she had dived before me). I bolted so fast that my arms and legs were a blur. But she picked up speed and was soon equal to me.
By now it was our final lap and I had no energy left in me. But I put on an extra boost of speed and finally raced her. I won first prize!
I was awarded my trophy a few days later. And now at home I like to look at that swimming trophy I won.