Sports Index Secondary Schools

My training programme’s been extreme

But my hopes are pinned upon a dream.

      Yes, at the next Olympic Games,

      I’ll surely put the rest to shame.


My spare time’s spent inside the pool,

Before as well as after school.

      It’s thirty miles I swim each week.

      I’m told it helps to build physique.


At fourteen I’ll swim ten miles more,

As many others have before.

      The pressure’s on, and I know well,

      To fall behind will be farewell.


Then after this, it’s to the gym –

My word, this life can seem quite grim!

      A sense of fun?  Oh, that’s quite flown.

      Instead you’ll often hear me groan.


Yet others wish for my success,

So I’ll go on and train I guess.

      There’s always hope within my sight

      That I’ll display a medal bright.


With pride I’ll swim, and length by length

I’ll show the world my inner strength.

      With head well down, and limb by limb

       I’ll demonstrate how well I swim.



Copyright on all my poems


By Josie Whitehead 

Listening Page Skype Visits The Olympic Swimmer - Heading Don't Hustle Your Muscles Riding the Rough Rollers