Friday Funny 474: Struggles Only a Swimmer Can Understand

>> Friday, February 15, 2013

Robert tweeted me a great link to an article called "27 Struggles Only A Swimmer Can Understand. (I'm not really a swimmer, so I can't fully appreciate all of these.) Here they are:

1. Being confused with divers.

2. That no one cares about the sport until the Olympics.

3. That no one takes the sport seriously.

4. Wanting everyone to know they can do this.

5. How bad they are at land sports.

6. Trying to work out after not getting in the pool for a while.

7. People not understanding that just because you're in water doesn't mean you don't get thirsty.

8. Getting up early.

9. Green hair.

10. Keeping track of what event / heat / lane they're in.

11. Reacting like a lunatic when they drop infinitesimal amounts of time.

12. Doing the Butterfly.

13. Never getting enough of the water.

14. How to be the most festive during competition.

15. How much water they swallow on a given day.

16. When non-swimmers whine about the water being too cold.

17. Tan lines.

18. Always smelling like chlorine.

19. Male swimmers acting like they look like this after they shave:

Even thought they really just look like this:

20. How much swim caps suck.

21. People who don't know how to tread water.

22. Goggles.

23. Having the coolest suit possible.

24. Big shoulders.

25. Crowded lanes.

26. False starts.

27. Water in the ears.

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James Ford 9:51 AM, February 15, 2013  

I love the Anti Fog picture! Everyone of my anti fog goggles have fogged up on me!

EmDub @ Faster In Water 11:57 AM, February 21, 2013  

Love it! Esp anti fog goggles and the butterfly picture!

PS was so remembering flavored goggle straps the other day. Do they still have those? I was one of those kids who would always chew on their goggle straps, but could never convince my parents to get me some "flavored" goggles straps. Now, it just sounds plain weird!

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