Varsity Swim Team Analysis

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Swimming on the Varsity swim team for the past 4 years has taught me many invaluable life lessons. Most of these lessons can be attributed to not only surviving, but thriving, in difficult circumstances. Coaches don’t always mean what they say. They pick favorites, and their favorites aren’t always the athletes that have a positive impact on the team. Their desire to WIN is very powerful, often defying logic and common sense. Peer pressure is encouraged to express disappointment with teammates for not conforming or meeting expectations of ‘minimum practice standards’. Subjective judgments are made on fellow athlete’s efforts. It is acceptable, and at times even encouraged, to ‘harass’ a team mate for forgetting to wear the team uniform

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