The Sound of Swimming

The Sound of Swimming

A Poem by Mary

Thump, thump

My heart beats,

Adrenalin pumps through my veins

Making my head go dizzy


Beep, beep

I hear the loud cry

Of the Starting bell

My hands find the block

I pull myself on



The sound I’ve been waiting for,

I launch myself into a dive

I’m vaguely aware of the icy water encasing my body


Splash, splash

I make waves

As my body moves as fast it can possibly go,

I forget all technique

Only time matters


Tick, tick

I can almost hear the stopwatch

With every




I draw nearing to the finish



My hand grazes the wall,

My body stops mid-stroke

And I breathe,

Finally able to feel again


Drip, drip

I unconsciously pull myself from the pool

My body a spray of water

No time to dry off,

No I must look for my time


Screaming Cheers

I hear the crowd

Is that my name they are cheering?

I don’t understand

Then I see my coach,

His smile brakes through my mental fog.



I’ve won.



© 2011 Mary

Author's Note

a poem i wrote when my mom told me to write about swimming, it isn't what i intended it to turned out cutesy...oh well

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This is perfect; don't apologize. You have captured the swim meet, perfectly. I hope that this is true and the winner was you. If not, you won with the poem. It's beautiful.

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