11 Things Swimmers Love

by SwimSwam 11

December 13th, 2014 International, Lifestyle, Masters, Opinion

Richard Ford read 12 THINGS SWIMMERS HATE and suggested How about things swimmers love?

When Richard was younger he swam for Bristol Penguin Olympic and the City of Bristol squad (U.K.). Now he’s a proud father of two sons and enjoys helping coach swimming once a week at Chichester Cormorants.

ONE

That very rare occasion when you realise that your coach has NOT turned up for morning training!

Phelps having fun! Seeded first going into the finals of the 100

TWO

Owning the whole leisure centre for a weekend of the open meet.

THREE

Fog horns!

Fog-horn-500

FOUR

Club chants (cheers)
Coach Durden & the Cal bench cheer on their 400 medley relay at the 2014 Men's NCAA DI Swimming and Diving Championships (courtesy of Tim Binning, the swim pictures)

(courtesy of Tim Binning, the swim pictures)

FIVE

Marker pens at open meets.
Michael Phelps - 2014 Arena Grand Prix at Mesa  (courtesy of Mike Lewis, olavistaphotography.com)

Michael Phelps (courtesy of Mike Lewis, olavistaphotography.com)

SIX

Getting in the swim down pool for a play when you haven’t even had a race!

SEVEN

The smell of a summer morning…and when no one is around on the roads.

stock, morning, generic morning image

EIGHT

Getting to morning training and realising there are only two in your lane so you can go straight up and down!

Michael Phelps WU by Mike Lewis-10

NINE

Turning up to training 15 mins early and building a raft out of all the kick boards, then riding it to the other end.

TEN

Throwing a kick board with the accuracy of a ninja!
Matt Grevers has this skill! (photo credit: Mike Lewis)

Matt Grevers has this skill! (photo credit: Mike Lewis)

ELEVEN

POM-POM at Christmas! Love that game!!!

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT SWIMMING?

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Leisure centres 🙂

he’s british….you gotta love it…

I’ve been swimming competitively for 17 years and I literally do not love any of those things haha how about food? Winning? Getting a best time? Morning practice cancelled due to lightning? Get out swims? Just saying

BaldingEagle

Get-out swims when someone ELSE gets to do them, and we all get out.

Food

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