Cross Country Vr Swimming Essay, Research Paper
CROSS-COUNTRYVsSwimmingby Charles ThurowSecond Period During the cross-country season, I developed a bad case of shin splints so, I went to the trainers office to find the best way to take care of the shin splints. Vicky, the sports medicine specialist told me to go to the weight room and do the shin weight exercises. So, everyday I went to the weight room and did shin exercises. However, when the swim team is in the weight room their coach kicks me out. His only argument is that I am not one of his athletes and he does not want to watch me. I told him that I was only doing shin exercises. Shin exercises use special weight that hooks to your feet then you move your feet up and down, that s all. The swim couch doesn t understand why I have shin splints, swimmers don t get them. The other day when I was finished with my run, I went up to the weight room to do shin exercises. The swimmers were there; now, don t get me wrong, I am friends with a lot of the swimmers. It is the coach who I have a problem with. Well, I went in there and at first the coach didn t see me. I was talking with one of my friends and doing my shin exercises when the coach noticed me. He started with his usual thing about how I don t have permission to be there and that he is not going to watch me. I told him that the trainers instructed me to come in to do shin exercises. But he kept going on that he does not want to be responsible for me if I hurt myself. I responded, I m doing shin weights, ten pounds, look out I am going to kill myself. He just said he was not going to watch me. So, I picked up the weights and told him, fine, I ll go outside and do the exercises. He replies, NO, put them down and get out!
I put the weights down and said, fine, but you don t have to be a dick about it. Well that made him madder then he was already. He said, what did you say, what did you call me? Just then, Coach Brent, my cross-country coach, came through the door. He asked, what s going on? Coach, I have a problem with your athlete, he just called me a dick, the swim coach said.By that time I had taken off my shoes to go into the trainer s office when I added, that s because you are one! Then, I went into the trainer s to start icing.A little while later, I was called into the Vice-Principals office. I saw Mr. Mayton and told him what had happened. Moreover, that it was not the first time the swim coach had been a jerk to me. Mr. Mayton said he would call Vicky in the trainer s office, and if she said I had permission and was doing what I was told to do. Then, the swim coach did not have the right to throw me out. I never heard back form Mr. Mayton.My point here is not to say that what I did was right, nor to say that is was wrong, or even to say that I am sorry. My point is, if you are going to give someone a hard time, you had better be ready to take some back. Treat others the way you want to be treated. I think that goes for everyone, no matter who you are.