I liked the girl named Riny because she was so kind and nice to mike, she helped him a lot with his swimming and let him use her pool to practice his swimming so that he would be perfect to beat Shayne Thomas. The disappointing part of the book was that Riny had died before mike had competed to beat Shayne Thomas. The other thing that I was a bit confused about was how mike ended up at riny’s house. But other than that I really like the book and I would read it again. I would of like the book to be longer because it was getting really good and then I was just getting into it and then all of a sudden it was over.