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Prompts: Swimming

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See it. Across the horizon, the goggles are filling up now. With water, he can barely see. Get going - keep going—one more. Kick-off! Beat your wings a little faster, harder. The burning in the cold water. Such irony. It feels… what is irony. It looks - like it feels, slow… slowing down. Sinking, he’s slipping... got to keep going. There’s cheering. Did he already finish? Or ... Suddenly there’s the wall, right in front of his vision, swimming around, right in his sights. He needs this, pushes harder, just a little farther, and finally launches himself forward with a slam.