This is my second year on the swim team and it is great! I started when I was 5 years old! There are only two kids my age on the swim team-all of the other kids are older but that does not bother me. I feel proud when I leave school at the end of the day and tell my friends I am going to swim practice with my team. I only swam in one meet last year but this year I am swimming in all of them-I have been working on my backstroke and breaststroke this year and I think I have gotten a lot better. The one thing I have learn from being on the swim team is: YOU WORK AS A TEAM! My coach gave me a goal of swimming 50 laps this year. Last year it was only 30 so he must think I have gotten a lot better! I hope you can make a pledge for me, all of the money we raise in the Aquathon helps our team buy things that make the pool better. Thank you for pledging, I am going to swim a lot of laps!