When I was about 8 years old I used to go to swimming competitions. Swimming was great, but what I really loved was staying at the pool with my mum and eating ice cream afterwards.
At 9 years old, I was on a soccer (football) team. I played mid-field. My team was the very worst in the city. We lost every game. One time at half-time, the game was very close – the score was 0-0. However, after half-time, we switched goalies/ goalkeepers. The final score was 3-1. We still lost. It’s ok though, we still had fun.
When I was 9 years old I played hockey for the blue team and we always lost to the white team. One day we were in the final game of a tournament and we were against White. We made it to overtime, and in overtime I scored the game winning goal to win the tournament and finally beat white for the first time!!!
When I was 7 years old I raced in my school. I reached the finals in my school and if I won I would run against other schools. I forgot to tie my shoelace before the race started and fell over. I continued the race but I lost. Always remember to tie your lace.
When i was 13 i played rugby for the IIV15 at my high school, being one of the smallest on the team, i was always the wing (the runner). One game, i forgot to tie my shoelaces properly and when my teammate passed me the ball i took off, everyone was screaming with joy as i took off down the sideline to the goal..and then i was eating dirt. Always remember to double knot your laces!
When I was around 11 years old, I went to the pool all the time to swim. I wanted to be a life guard, so I would practice a lot! I had to practice rescuing people, and diving deep under water. But I swam so much, the chlorine from the pool turned my hair green! After that, I was more careful to wash my hair.