unforgettable day

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As one of the judge was about to call out the second place in the National Swimming Contest, held in Dallas, I started to feel mixed emotions running all over my body. Then, she said, "The second place is for Adriana Lopez with two minutes and forty eight seconds,  tears started to roll down my cheeks, and I immediately swiveled around to see my parents' faces filled with happiness. When I walked out of the swimming pool with a shining silver medal hanging around my neck, I felt relieved and proud of myself.

Since the first grade, I was interested in swimming because my family and I always went to my oldest brother's swimming contests. He usually earned a medal. Sometimes I would find myself dreaming about winning a medal and seeing all the people smiling and clapping at me with enthusiasm. My dad decided to enroll me in swimming classes after school. My teacher, Coach Meyer, a tall, good-looking, well-built taught me my first lessons. He always had a whistle and a stopwatch hanging around his neck. Coach Meyer liked to encourage his students to do better each day and never give up. As I entered the swimming pool for the first time, I saw a lot of children with their swims

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