Sports

So in today’s blog post I’m going to talk about my sports.

Water polo is a fall sport so from late August all the way through early November I play. If you don’t know what water polo is here is a definition from Wikipedia.

Water polo is a team water sport. The game consists of four quarters in which the two teams attempt to score goals by throwing the ball into their opponent’s goal. The team with the most goals at the end of the game wins the match. A team consists of 6 field players and one goalkeeper in the water at any one time.

Water polo is a very physical enduring sport. If I were to try to explain it I would say it is a combination of basketball, soccer and wrestling. I am in my Sophomore year and I have been playing since my Freshman year. Both times my team has gone to state and got in the top 3. Last year we won 3rd in state and this year we only lost by one in the finals and we got 2nd. I have learned a lot about what a family means through both of these years. You have two families, the family you are born into and then your sport family(I’ll refer to this as SF). Your SF will always be there for you and will always help you succeed and reach farther, they will help you when you are struggling and looking for someone to help you.  I have realized what this is this year. My water polo team became my second family. I will always be there for my family and I know they will always be there for me.

I also swim during the winter so the Monday after water polo is done all the way through the 2nd week of February. I am not as dedicated to swim team as I am to water polo at all, nor is any other water polo player that does swim team. I am a relatively fast swimmer I can make state times if I wanted to; but I cannot. Last year I swam so hard and so fast I injured both of my shoulders. I had to take a month and a half off and miss out on my opportunity of going to districts and/or state. I cannot make the times that some of my other players make but I still work my ass off and I swim as fast as I can without hurting myself any further.

If anyone is interested in the standings of my last water polo season they are here(https://goo.gl/imllk0) and I will update the post soon with some of my swim times from this year.

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