Monday, March 20, 2017

Ocean swim

On Saturday Maihi participated in the Ocean swim at Paihia. He participated in the swim because it was good for  his fitness and his swimming skills.  Maihi warmed up before his race so he wouldn't get a cramp. He felt very nervous, butterflies were zooming around his puku as he waited to start. There was a big as horn blast to tell him it was time to start, Maihi got the biggest fright ever. Off he went he was feeling calm, then he began to feel tired as soon as he got to the middle. Maihi thought he would have a rest and get his goggles on, but he couldn't stand up; he thought it was shallow as but it wasn't. He had to use his legs to keep himself afloat. The race ended (Maihi nearly fainted) and Maihi was happy it was over, it took him 6 minutes and 34 seconds. His mum and dad were so proud of him. Maihi had a great day.


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  2. kiaorda moni it is Kirsty from gilberthrope school here great job i know mum and dad would of been pruod

  3. Hi,

    That is really cool, It is a good thing to do to improve your fitness usually i don't do ocean swim, I just swim in the lap pool but you did the ocean. That is a really amazing thing to do it is a brave thing to swim in the OCEAN.


  4. Kia Ora, Room 3!
    I'm Rikki-Lee I'm a Year 7 from Grey Main school. Ka Pai Maihi I think you did a great job it sounds like you had fun and Calm. Your Parent should be proud. Did you have fun? Because I know I would. When ever you think you can't do something Never doubt yourself!
    That's katoa hoki inaianei (That's all for now) From Rikki-Lee.

  5. Kia ora Maihi,
    WOW huge congratulations! That was an incredible 6 minutes and 34 seconds worth of effort. You must be very proud of yourself. I had a friend who did the whole Russell to Paihia swim, it is supposed to be 3.2 km but she swam 5km to get from Russell to Paihia with all the currents dragging her. It took her just under 2 hours. Do you think when you are older you would like to achieve the whole Ocean Swim too?

  6. Hi Maihi,
    You certainly are a great role model for our school!! You have an awesome mum and dad who always encourage and support you. A great effort Maihi. Loved your T shirt as well!

  7. Hyllu! my name is saim and I am a student in Pohatu class at Hay Park School. I really like how you asked me this awesome question .It made me think of How i made the meteor poem that i made. Have you thought about how did they do the backwards swimming and the paddles.