One of the unique aspects that unites swimmers across the world is our weirdness. We are strange creatures. It takes a very weird person to enjoy doing what we do every day. What people don’t realize is that that weirdness is reflected in our swim bags. Every swimmer has a cap, goggles, extra suit, and towel in their bag, but you wouldn’t expect us to have these common weird items in there as well. Read More
The majority of swim coaches put hours of work into writing a workout, not only to appeal to swimmers, but to take them to the next level. The very last thing any coach wants to hear is complaining during the reveal of their masterpiece workout.
So you're not a swimmer and finally got lucky enough to date one...but what next? How does a land creature interact with these mysterious sea creatures? What will make these two different species coexist in perfect harmony? How can you enter their crazy swimmer world? Read on for all the answers. Read More
I don’t consider myself a swimmer. I joined my high scho ol swim team for only 2 reasons; To stay in shape, and to hang out with all of my friends who were lifelong swimmers (I admit they were all girls). I’ve always been an athlete, or as I like to call myself, a jack of all trades. One of those guys who can pick up just about any ball and know how to use it. Being an athlete made me a competent swimmer but like most jack of all trade guys, I wasn’t great at it. To me it was simply a healthy hobby that gave me something to do. Apparently the sport had some interest in me, and found a way to work into my life over and over. I can confidently say that swimming managed to guide me to become the person I am today, and has played a significant role in my journey. It all started with an oath of enlistment. Read More
#1 - Tanlines
Yes, we are more tan than our non-swimming peers in the summer, but it comes at a price - tanlines. Females are known to have several white lines running down their backs because of course every suit has different kinds of straps. Guys have Speedo tanlines which are actually not bad and quite unnoticeable to the non-swimmer eye. Swimmers, flaunt your tanlines with pride. You earned those tiger stripes.
I grew up playing mainstream sports like baseball, basketball and golf. Swimming was a summer recreational activity for me. I took some lessons and may have raced a few of my friends ( and almost certainly lost ). And while my younger sister swam in high school I rarely thought about the sport of swimming.
And then I married a swimmer.
Taking a Math Test, then a Science Test, then a History Test, and lastly an English test. All as fast as you can.
Swimmers are extremely uncoordinated You think I can run around and kick a ball at the same time? Yeah that's probably not gonna ever happen correctly.
Running isn't exactly a strong suit Swim a mile? No problem. Run one? Thats a death sentence. Read More