A Swimmer’s 12 Days Of Christmas

by SwimSwam Contributors 12

December 25th, 2020 Lifestyle

Courtesy: Andrew Lardieri

On the first day of Christmas my teammates gave to me
An open lane reserved just for me

On the second day of Christmas my teammates gave to me
Two tinted goggles
And an open lane reserved just for me

On the third day of Christmas my teammates gave to me
Three swim caps
Two tinted goggles
And an open lane reserved just for me

On the fourth day of Christmas my teammates gave to me
Four nose plugs
Three swim caps
Two tinted goggles
And an open lane reserved just for me

On the fifth day of Christmas my teammates gave to me
Five days of taper
Four nose plugs
Three swim caps
Two tinted goggles
And an open lane reserved just for me

On the sixth day of Christmas my teammates gave to me
Six pool buoys
Five days of taper
Four nose plugs
Three swim caps
Two tinted goggles
And an open lane reserved just for me

On the seventh day of Christmas my teammates gave to me
Seven words of praise
Six pool buoys
Five days of taper
Four nose plugs
Three swim caps
Two tinted goggles
And an open lane reserved just for me

On the eighth day of Christmas
Eight bathroom breaks
Seven words praise
Six pool buoys
Five days of taper
Four nose plugs
Three swim caps
Two tinted goggles
And an open lane reserved just for me

On the ninth day of Christmas my teammates
Nine heated towels
Eight bathroom breaks
Seven words of praise
Six pool buoys
Five days of taper
Four nose plugs
Three swim caps
Two tinted goggles
And an open lane reserved just for me

On the tenth day of Christmas my teammates gave to me
Ten meet reminders
Nine warm towels
Eight bathroom breaks
Seven words of praise
Six pool buoys
Five days of taper
Four nose plugs
Three swim caps
Two tinted goggles
And an open lane reserved just for me

On the eleventh day of Christmas my teammates gave to me
Eleven water bottles
Ten meet reminders
Nine heated towels
Eight bathroom breaks
Seven words of praise
Six pool buoys
Five days of taper
Four nose plugs
Three swim caps
Two tinted goggles
And an open lane reserved just for me

On the twelfth day of Christmas my teammates gave to me
Twelve shiny trophies
Eleven water bottles
Ten meet reminders
Nine heated towels
Eight bathroom breaks
Seven words of praise
Six pool buoys
Five days of taper
Four nose plugs
Three swim caps
Two tinted goggles
And an open lane reserved just for me

ABOUT ANDREW LARDIERI

“I always had a deep love for pools and swimming. Currently, I swim at the Mt. Laurel YMCA for fun and am a huge supporter and fan of their competitive swim team MLY Phoenix. Through Phoenix and YouTube, I have been introduced to many well know swimming websites like SwimSwam, USA Swimming, Swimming World Magazine etc. Thanks to Instagram I have also been able to follow many well-known swimmers who are present on SwimSwam.

“Outside of swimming, my other interests include: horse racing, mechanical music, music in general, plane spotting, and anything to do with Scotland.”

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Andrew Lardieri
8 months ago

I LOVE IT!!!!!!

Gentle Uncle Scooper
Reply to  Andrew Lardieri
8 months ago

Awesome post

Andrew Lardieri
Reply to  Gentle Uncle Scooper
8 months ago

Thank you.

Patrick Lardieri
8 months ago

So creative! Thank you for sharing this! Great swimming related holiday celebration!

Anthony lardieri
8 months ago

Andrew great job. I am really proud of u. You should continue to write

Andrew DelRossi
Reply to  Anthony lardieri
8 months ago

Excellent, Andrew! You’re a poet and don’t know it.

Andrew Lardieri
Reply to  Andrew DelRossi
8 months ago

Yup

Sean
8 months ago

Catchy jingle! I’m sure all my swimmer friends can appreciate this.

Annahita Forghan
8 months ago

Andrew this blows me away!!! Your “A Swimmer’s 12 Days of Christmas” is so original and so well researched and empathetic, holy cannoli. If I were a swimmer, I would bring you on the team even just to keep you writing for us, this is AWESOME!!! I bet the swimmer’s enjoyed it- it has a lot of humor too 🙂 they would appreciate the “5 days of taper”!!!! Ha ha, yes!! this is genius

Sarah Lardieri
8 months ago

Awesome jingle. LOVE it.

Jaden
8 months ago

Nice!

Shiri Sella
8 months ago

Kudos to Andrew for a terrific song and wonderful contribution to this delightful site. Andrew you are a true fan of swimming and a joy to the world!!