Passage I

4. The narrator indicates that when he swam the 1,000-yard freestyle in the time trials, the world, for a moment, seemed to:

  • A. speed up, blurring past and present events.

  • B. rush past, forcing him to reflect in retrospect.

  • C. move in slow motion, as did everything around him.

  • D. slow down, allowing him to reflect in real time.