Harmony F (Year 10)
Today, I and three other students competed at the BBSSSA Surf Lifesaving carnival at Terrigal Beach. At the start of the day driving to the beach I was very nervous and scared. As we got to the beach, and I saw the surf it made me even more nervous and scared.
Lining up for my first event which was the swim I was doubting if I would even compete. As I returned to shore and had finished the race, I felt nothing but strength and pride in myself.
” I felt nothing but strength and pride in myself “
Going into the next race which was the board paddle I wasn’t even going to compete because of how nervous I was. Mr Nield with the help of other students and fellow competitors eventually talked me into doing the race. I am so grateful for the support he continuously provides for not just me but everyone else around.
At the end of the day Jack M (Year 10), Brayden H (Year 12), Kye M (Year 7) and I jumped in and competed in the Taplin Relay, which is a swim, a run, a board paddle and another run. Even though we weren’t competing for a place as we were a mixed team, we were determined to do our best. Without the help and support from both Mrs McFadden and Mr Nield, who were so proud of us all, we could not have made today so great.
The team would like to acknowledge and thank Lakes Surf Lifesaving Club for their on-going support and development of our students. We appreciate the boards that were provided for us to paddle.
– Harmony F (Year 10)