Origin of firebending mural Zuko, something happened to The Spirit of Competition in the last hundred years.

This fanon has been discontinued, but is still available to read for your enjoyment.

This is a fan-made story. For the episode of The Legend of Korra with the same name, see The Spirit of Competition.


Asami is a typical middle school student who loves nothing but sports. However, everything changes when she is forced to enter her school's swim team. Here, she meets new people and changes her sport to swimming. I will mainly focus on how swimming affects her life, and school won't really come that often, but there will be some parts with it. Rated PG-13 for a lot of swearing.

This fanon will be KorraxAsami. I am not a Korrasami shipper, but after a friend mentioned it, I think this could be a good way to go.


Coming up with the story

  • Well, I am a swimmer myself, and when I first started doing it, it really changed me. One day, I figured I could make a fanon out of this. I hope you can enjoy it as I will enjoy writing it. I really don't have anything else to point out, but I hope this doesn't get too complicated. As AA7 said with his fanon All Are Equal, "[this] seems like a good place as any to start, and I honestly don't know where this is going to end."


I hope you find this story enjoyable enough to follow. If you decide to, you will definitely make my day,  :)

Swim translation

Since I know that I can sometimes get carried away, and not explain very well what and how everything is, I made this small guide. Feel free to shoot me a message if you still have any questions. Semi-Olympic pool (mainly used).

  • 50 = One lap
  • 100 = Two laps
  • Butterfly = Two arms moving at the same time w/ dolphin kick
  • Backstroke = Normal kick, on your back, one stroke at a time
  • Breaststroke = Frog kick, two arms at the same time, but with pulling.
  • Freestyle = Normal kick, normal strokes.

Olympic pool

  • 50 = Going to one end
  • 100 = One lap

News and Updates

I don't want to have to make a different page for this, so everything will be posted here.

06/8/2015 - Third chapter out
Friends is out! Sorry for the long wait between chapters. Got quite a few projects, but I will try my best to get to this more often.
04/8/2015 - Started work on third chapter
The next chapter will be called Friends! I will try my best to get it out by tomorrow, but I can't promise it will be out by then.
16/7/2015 - Second chapter out
Thrown Into the Deep End has been released! Special thanks to AvatarAang7 for giving it a read before I published it.

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