Caitlin Broz’s life

Part 1: The story of my life in 100 words

BEEP, BEEP, BEEP. My alarm goes off at 5 am. I am up before the sun is out and the birds are awake. I lay there deciding if I should actually get out of my bed.

This is my life. I am a swimmer. The early morning practices, demanding sets, insane coaches, the thrills of racing. The burning in your lungs, the pounding in your heart that pushes you to keep going. It’s all a part of the sport. Its what I love and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. It’s my passion, the pool is my forever home.

Part 2: Graphing my life

Part 3: Snapshot of a Friday night: 9:00 pm 08/26/16

On Friday nights, I am usually hanging out with my friends.

Part 4: Music that moves me

The song “Someone Like You” by Adele means a lot to me. In 2011, during the time this song was coming out, I was going through some hard times. I had just lost my grandma to whom I was very close with. This song helped me get through this major loss in my life. It reminded me that everything would be okay and that she would always be looking out for me.

Part 5: A typical moment in my life

A typical moment: swim practice

Part 6: Famous people I admire

Shirley Babashoff

Shirley Babashoff is an american former competition swimmer and Olympic champion, holding many world records. During the 1976 summer Olympic games, the Americans faced off against the East Germans who were doping in order to win at the Olympic Games. Event after event, the Easts Germans swept all the gold medals until the last event of the Olympics, the final of the women’s 4 x 100 meter freestyle relay. The Americans pushed through and won the gold medal. They beat the doped up Germans and made history. Shirley Babashoff and her teammates inspire me because of their determination and strength through all of this. They kept their head up high and never let the Germans get to them despite all the inequities they faced at the games.

Robert Frost

Robert Frost was an American poet who wrote some of the greatest pieces of all time. Some of his works include The Road not Taken, The Soldier, and The Runaway. After reading and studying his poetry, it changed my perspective on the art of literature and poetry in this world.

Anne Frank

Anne Frank was a German-born writer who lived during the Holocaust. She kept a diary where she reported things of her daily life: the hardships, struggles, and the tragedies that took place during that time. She did all this while living in a small annex where everyday she faced the threat of being found by the Nazis. Anne’s strength, courage, and positivity during the war inspired many throughout the world, including me.

Part 7: A Quote To Live By

“ Be strong because things will get better. It may be stormy now, but it never rains forever” — Arashi

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