We are the first in and the last to leave.
We feel the water and the freedom underneath.
We stand at the edge, passionate, confident, free.
We take a deep breath and dive right in.
We break the surface, exploring, learning, moving.
We are the part-time paddlers and full-time medal winners.
We are him, her, the young and old.
We are the freestyle, the froggy and all that’s in-between.
We are there, in the silence and the deafening roar.
We are in the moments of victory and the refusal to give in.
We are the feeling you get after and the need to return.
We are swimmers, it’s what we do, it’s what we’ve always done.