It’s All In The Details

PHOENIX, Arizona, November 24. AROUND every holiday, we at Swimming World usually begin to get some poetry submissions from various people within the swimming community. This year, one submitted by Tripp Montgomery, a coach at Carolina Aquatics Swim Club, submitted a poem written by Kelsey Green.

Green is an 11-year-old rising star out of Columbia, S.C., who swims in Carolina Aquatics' state/sectional group. She developed a poem around a Carolina Aquatics theme entitled "It's All In The Details."

Drop my towel on the ground
And wait for the whistle,
Soon I will hear it come
The whistle blows and I step on
The blocks, my heart is pounding
And it just won't stop. The buzzer beeps
And I dive off the block and streamline
Through the water like a bullet. I kick
And pull once I come up I flip at the wall
Neck and neck with my opponent. I repeat
The same thing all over again but this time I
Reach the red zone and put my head down,
I touch the wall before my
Opponent and hear the loud screams.
I throw my cap and goggles on the ground
Feeling very excited, I hug my opponent and tell them
Good job, everything seems to change.
I may have green hair but that doesn't matter,
I just won my race. I go to my coach and he tells me
It was all in the details.

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