I really enjoyed reading Alison's Zimmerman's story about "Everyone Loves a Medley." I can relate to you since I am on the swim team and, I have also done the medley in a competition. I like your simile "Like an armadillo,I curled my legs up into a ball, planting my feet against the blue tiles." The way you described the whole race really gives the reader a great picture in someones head. Congratulations on winning the race!