As they begin to row, only oars disturb the water. Ripples and “puddles” are the only evidence left behind. In the boat, determined stares pierce the person in front of them, and beads of sweat begin to appear on foreheads. “In two, power 10!” and everyone sits up tall, sets, the boats and corrects their technique. As the counting begins, they only hear me, only see the ponytail in front of them, and feel the numbing begin as they press down their legs to drive the boat forward. Rowing is a sport of utter unity, and if one person raises her hands too much, the whole boat is offset and may wreck the swing for the rest of the team.

Excerpt from my college essay.

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