Coming into high school, I was introduced to Water Polo which I had never heard of and never thought I would play. My friends were in it so i thought I would try it out.
It was very difficult at first to understand how the game worked and it was extremely physically demanding. We did a lot of push ups, sit-ups, bleachers in soaking wet clothes, and a lot of swimming, along with actually practicing with a ball. I thought I was going to quit.
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However, I was pushed by my teammates, by my captains, and especially by my coaches who had hope that I would get better after my Freshmen year of high school. I didn't give up and I just kept going.
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I progressed rapidly after doing Swim as well, which built my endurance and speed. I was finally able to out swim the opposing team and was able to help my team consistently get wins.
After my Junior year however, i experienced a world of doubt because 90% of our Varsity Roster were seniors that had just graduated. I knew that my senior year would be tough and I thought we were going to do terrible. But, out of nowhere, a 7- year experienced water polo club player transferred to our school and we got our hopes very high.
Fast forward to the end of my Senior water polo season and I was very surprised with what had happened. I was honored to be the Varsity Water Polo Captain. we beat Hemet High for the first time in over 15 years, we made it to CIF, and I was part of a new family.