-Name- Nicki Reed
-Hometown- Chicago, IL
-Bio- Everyone knows the Reed twins. These two girls have been stars since they were 12 years old. Conveniently, they’re both in different sports. Nicki has always loved swimming, especially because her father used to be a swim teacher. Out of the twins, Nicki is definitely the more adult one. You’ll most like find her bossing someone around, or whispering to her sister. She’s pretty private, and doesn’t have too many friends besides her sister. Somewhat harsh and judgmental, Nicki comes off as rude. But it’s just her way; so don’t take it too seriously. Nicki always protects her sister, who tends to be more naïve and gullible. Since the girls were too young for the ’08 Olympics, this year, she’s determined to prove to the world just what she and her sister are made of.
-Likes- a good book, nail polish, scented candles, glittery heels, being in charge, sunglasses, beating her sister, and of course swimming.
-Dislikes- the ocean, spinach, losing at anything, fake b-tches, lumpy pillows, the color green.
-Model- Lydia Hunt
-Taken By- [@your-username-here]
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My first memory is of swimming.
It has been a part of me since I was three years old. It's funny, that sometimes i can't remember things that happened last week, or where I put my car keys for that matter, but I can remember so vividly the first time I was ever in the water.
It was a hot July afternoon, and Hailee and I were going to the local community pool with our parents. It kind of makes sense that Hailee was there--as twins, we go through everything together. Likewise, I was with her when she discovered her love of gymnastics.
In fact, it's kind of because of Hailee that I got into swimming.
We were in the shallow end, floating in the middle of our parents. The two of them formed a circle around us, protecting us from splashes and other swimmers.
Anyways, somehow they let go of Hailee, and for a few short seconds, she was alone, panicking in the water. In an attempt to pull herself up, she grabbed onto my hair, pulling me under the surface as well.
It was like discovering a different universe.
Unlike Hailee, I had the common sense to take a breath before plunging underwater, and when I opened my eyes, I loved what I saw. The sun was filtering through the water, distorting the way everything looked, and somehow making it even more magical.
When my terrified parents grabbed me out of the water, they found me to be laughing in delight, not crying as Hailee was.
And that was that.
My dad signed me up for swim lessons the very next week, and it became apparent that I had a knack for the sport. I loved everything about it...the way the water cushioned my body when I was floating in it, the steady rhythm of swimming laps, even the smell of the chlorine.
It may sound cliched, but swimming became my life.
And 14 years of dedication, countless hours of practice have finally paid off, because I'm here, in the Olympics.
And I don't plan on leaving without a medal.
collection- also coming.....
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