We can do impressive amounts of sit-ups in gym class. Girls, use this to your advantage. Always bet the non-swimmer boys you can beat them. You probably can.
Waking up for school? No big deal. It’s a cup of tea compared to our summer training schedule.
You know what they say about a swimmer’s body, “Hottie lamottie with a swimmer’s body.” Enough said.
Our addition and subtraction skills must be fantastic at this point, what with all the splits you calculate during practice! (Okay, maybe not mine…but they’re improving.)
We burn 3,000+ calories a day. We’re basically machines, and we get to eat all of those calories afterwards.
Taper. Non-swimmers don’t have the opportunity to appreciate the beauty of taper, and who would want to miss out on that?
People are fascinated by our sport. “So, you swim, are you like Michael Phelps?”
Knowing other swimmers. I have yet to meet a swimmer I don’t like. In my (totally unbiased) opinion, we’re all really awesome people.
Lifeguarding. Is it just me, or is there some unwritten rule that swimmers=lifeguards?
Sweatpants. Practice is the perfect excuse to wear sweatpants. Any time, any place. Just came from practice? Totally understandable.
Peeing in the pool. Regular people use bathrooms. So basic.
Breath-holding contests. This is your time to shine. Those non-swimmers ain’t got nothin on you.
Pride. Be proud-you’re one of the few. Not many people could handle a sport as rigorous as swimming.