As the holidays are upon us, let’s embrace the most wonderful time of the year by remembering what swimming gives us all year ’round.
#1 – Ever-Present Hunger
2nd breakfast by 8:30am? Sounds good to me!
#2 – Dry Hair & Skin
If I hear my stylist say one more time, “you’ve got to do something about this dry hair”……
#3 – Suit Hickeys
No, Dad, I’m not dating anyone but my suit that rubs raw during fly sets.
#4 – Frozen Hair
If only we had time (or desire) to care about drying our hair before stepping outside.
#5 – Frozen Suits
There’s nothing like being proud of yourself for being on time at practice only to realize an ice block is waiting for you in the back seat from last night’s practice.
#6 – Vomit-Inducing Holiday Training
Sleeping in? Enjoying free time? What are these things you speak of?
#7 – Cap Tans
Even if you do get the chance to get away to somewhere with sun, the grind never lets up, giving you cap tan lines to prove it.
#8 – Goggle Marks
As a Masters swimmer, after every morning swim I say a little prayer that my goggle marks go away by the time I arrive at work.
#9 – Swimmer Bun Imprints
My hair automatically coils around in a bun like that’s its natural position.
#10 – Friends, Best Times, Health