Wednesday, November 01, 2006


learnings from my first swim meet, this past weekend:

  • always circle-swim in the warm-up lanes. otherwise, you run the risk of head-on collisions with cranky competitors who assume you've been doing this for years and just have shit-for-brains.
  • no matter now many times your coach has watched your individual medley in practise, you still might get disqualified in competition. twice.
  • freestyle is the only stroke where you're allowed to travel backwards to touch the wall if you missed it. because, if you completely swish the wall on a flipturn, you're disqualified.
  • after getting deeked and subsequently scolded by the head ref (twice), the possibility of walking into the men's locker-room (in error) is very high.
  • even when performed by skilled, fast swimmers, breast-stroke is still a ridiculous endeavor whose only use, as i see it, is to make you appreciate freestyle even more.
  • butterflyers are hawt. breast-strokers tend to be stringy. i imagine they taste like squirrel.
  • it is possible to finish almost dead-last (or get disqualified) in every single event you swim and still have a blast.
you crack me up, said alicia my neglectful coach. everytime i looked at you, you were trotting around the deck with a huge grin on your face.


Subhangi said...

You might like this:

Enjoy some Kiwi goodyness.

Oh, and thanks for the reminder. I need to work on my freestyle if I have the time at home. [sigh]

addon said...

ha finn

just remember:

"The woman who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it."


fatmammycat said...

Gawd, I really wish I could swim worth a shit, reading that makes me jealous of the fun you so obviously had.