I sliced through the water. Bubbles rose around me. I had just dived in to start the 50 freestyle. The whole world was quiet under the water. I rose to the surface. Then the world was loud again. I started turning my arms as fast as I could. I pulled in front of the other girls. Then I got to the wall and did a flip turn. I pushed off with all my might. After my last 25, I hopped out of the pool. I found a woman standing in front of me. “Congratulations!” she said and handed me a swim cap that said “Heat Winner”. I was so happy and proud of myself for achieving my goal!