Finalist: 13-15 year olds
Ronin Kelly is a very special family friend who tragically died last year from an asthma attack. Ronin and I started swimming together at the age of two – we always pushed each other to do our best. I am still a swimmer and Ronin is always with me in the water. I feel so lucky to have known him and to have shared this part of my life with him. I miss his laugh and I miss his smile but I will never forget him. Ronin is a very special member of our family.