Last week we went swimming, it was awesome because I hadn’t been swimming in ages.
Once we arrived we rushed inside. We had to wait for everyone, after they arrived we took off our shoes and socks and went into the appropriate changing room for us. We changed into our togs. We had to wait for everyone before we hopped in the water then we got sorted out into groups. I was with Miss Lamb. “carefully slip in, ok guys could you do freestyle” Miss Lamb kindly said as we started to swim. This basically happened the whole week. We also did breaststroke and backstroke. On Thursday the same thing happened but there was a slight switch for 10 minutes I was with someone else. I was doing different swimming skills.
Friday morning we had to work on a poem, the lines are arranged by; Title, Adjectives, Verbs, then a 4 words personal comment. This is a very short poem by the way. We were meant to make a poem for Cross Country.
One day I went To The Balclutha Pool, because it was a hot summer day.
The people I went with were my family like my sisters Jessica, Rebecca, and my parents. I knew it would be a good day because I loved to do freestyle, but when we arrived my parents realised I forgot my togs so me and my family walked to the car to get them. but when we tried to get the car started it didn't budge so we had to call a mechanic to fix the car. The mechanic said that the engine was busted so he towed our car and took it to our car fixing shop. Because the engine didn't want to work we couldn't go home and get my togs I had to swim in my shorts. One hour later we got out of the pool and got dressed but when I got into the dressing rooms I wrapped two brown towels around my torso to keep warm and dry. After I put my shoes and socks on we waited twenty-five minutes, and the mechanic came back with our car. He said that the engine was fixed so we drove home on that hot summer day.
Swimming is a sport that you do in water. There are different types of strokes in swimming that you can swim many lengths of. Most towns and Cities have a swimming pool. At a pool you can swim lengths. There are different sized lengths like the one in Balclutha is 25 meters. There are 4 strokes and they are called Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Freestyle. Backstroke is the only stroke that you are on your back. For swimming you wear Togs and dry yourself with a towel, and you can use A swimming cap, Goggles and fins some of these help you swim. You can swim in any open water place at any time, but if it’s at a pool you have to go in between the trading hours. You can go swimming anywhere at anytime like one week at school we had swimming it was fun we learnt new things and how to do them. In our group we did 4 different strokes.
On the first week of our term, we went for a swimming lesson, it was the second time swimming for the year. I was not that excited the fact that it was coming up, my togs were left in Oamaru in my house. So I had to use unused togs in our house in Balclutha. Most people used swimming bags but all I used was a plastic bag.
I was happy that we didn’t have to walk to the swimming pool like how I did in Rosebank, but that is besides the point. When we arrived we always have to put our togs on. Some people were smart enough to put them under their clothes before they arrived. For me, that was the annoying part, the changing.
As it turned out later, it was not as bad as I thought. It was fine. Sometimes we have to switch pools, in the intermediate pool to the small swimming pool, or even the other way round. The first day at swimming, I had to work with Tipene and Warrick.
We were with a person called Sharon and we were taught to freestyle and switch into floating on our back. First day I was struggling but later on I got better and better, I was happier than before. But a side effect happened where I was exhausted on Tuesday, something happened and I think the swimming caused it.
After that I was okay with my backstroke and I was better than the last time we were here. I enjoyed swimming pretty much, although I thought it was gonna be bad and boring and not fun, but I wouldn’t do it all the time still.
This writing is about Swimming week in Term 4, what we did and a bit of what I did.