Super Swimmer

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Swimming as a sport predominantly involves participants competing to be the fastest over a given distance in a certain period of time. Competitors swim different distances in different levels of competition. Daniel was a swimmer driven by the "Obession" to win a gold medal at the Olympics.

Submitted: October 11, 2018

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Swimming as a sport predominantly involves participants competing to be the fastest over a given distance in a certain period of time. Competitors swim different distances in different levels of competition. For example, swimming has been an Olympic sport since 1896, and the current program includes events from 50m to 1500m in length, across all four main strokes and medley.

Daniel was a swimmer driven by the "Obession" to win a gold medal at the Olympics. He believed in "The Power of One" very talented swimmer, himself. With "Love and Rage" everything was possible, even a gold medal at the Olympics.

Daniel grew up in a poor neighborhood where swimming allowed him to avoid the "Road to Perdition" that was the fate of so many kids living in poverty. At night he heard "Some Voices" who told him to jump into the water instead of stealing. Her mother "Elizabeth" said the climate in "Copenhagen" was too cold to swim. But Daniel was so insistent that he convinced her to send him to "Munich" where lived his aunt "Sylvia." There he met an "Archangel," his first trainer, who was impressed by Daniel's ambition and talent for swimming.

But years later, fed up with the unscrupulous methods and for-profit attitude of the International Swimming Federation (Fina) he gave up swimming and became a M16 agent less experienced and more vulnerable than Bond, his predecessor.

As Agent 007, Daniel was earning his licence to kill. He was put on an assignment to bankrupt terrorist financier Le Chiffre in a high-stakes poker game. Le Chiffre trumped the other players, but Daniel won with a straight flush. Later, he fell in love with Eva, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," a treasury employee assigned to provide the money he needed for the game. After they shared a romantic dinner, Eva was kidnapped by Le Chiffre's men. Daniel pursued them in his Aston Martin. He saw Eva lying in the road and swerved to avoid her, crashing his car. They were taken captive by Le Chiffre. Le Chiffre tortured Daniel for the password to the account containing the money, but Daniel refused to give in. During the torture with Le Chiffre, Eva made a deal: the money in exchange for Daniel's life. Eva died in Venice in strange circumstances and Daniel lost his "Enduring Love."

Daniel sought revenge for the death of his lover, Eva. The trail eventually led him to wealthy businessman Dominic Greene, a member of the Quantum organisation, who intended to stage a "coup d'état" in Bolivia to seize control of their water supply. Daniel captured Greene and interrogated him about Quantum, leaving him stranded in the desert with only a can of engine oil, wondering if Greene would get thirsty enough to drink it. But armed with a "Sword of Honour," Greene found his way out of the desert with the help of "The Golden Compass" hidden in his shoes. Unfortunately, Greene was "Fateless" and was found dead in the middle of nowhere, shot twice and with engine oil in his stomach.

Daniel didn't want to resign from M16 despite of getting too old for the job.

"As far as I'm concerned, I've got the best job in the world. I'll keep doing it as long as I still get a kick out of it. If I were to stop doing it, I would miss it terribly."

He would miss it more than swimming for sure. Unless M16 show unscrupulous methods and for-profit attitude as bad as the International Swimming Federation (Fina).

"There's a conscious decision to everything I do."

Daniel knows what he is doing. Even for the small things in life, like waking up, taking a shower or going to sleep, he makes a conscious decision.

"I don't say: 'can't do that', 'won't do that'. I've never thought in that way about work."

That's why Daniel is such a great professional. However, during his free time it's a completely different story. He finds excuses all the time whenever he can't do or won't do that.

"You need to impress me, outwit me, compete with me? Go ahead, knock yourself out, I have no problem with that at all."

That's what Daniel said to his main rival at the Olympics, Michael Phelps. So Daniel got outwitted and knocked out by Michael in the final. And if Daniel had no problem with that at all, neither did Michael.

"I think finding the right person and being with the right person is probably the answer to most things."

That's what Daniel said after Eva died. So he was left with no answer to most things.

"I'm a really bad liar."

When he found a new love. He forgot about Eva and what he said about finding the answer to most things.

"I just wanted to play a cowboy for a long time."

Daniel is really a bad liar. He only wanted to swim.

"So, goodnight Daniel. When you retire from M16 it will be a great "Skyfall," a moment of great sorrow, a great disaster. Even worse than losing the Olympic gold medal to Michael Phelps?"


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