Swim Mom: 10 Ways Your Swimmers are Different from Other Kids

by SwimSwam 26

February 03rd, 2016 Club, International, Lifestyle, News

Courtesy of Karyn Tunks

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They don’t want a pool in their backyard.

TWO

They always clean their plate.

THREE

They don’t argue about bedtime.

FOUR

A day off from school means double the practice time.

FIVE

Setting the alarm for 6:00 a.m. is considered “sleeping in.”

SIX

They are not shy about wearing a Speedo.

SEVEN

Their favorite thing about Christmas is a day off from practice (maybe).

EIGHT

Swimmer’s ear is their most feared “injury.”

NINE

They can solve all math word problems that involve yards and meters.

TEN

Their biggest competitor can also be their best friend.

Karyn TunksKaryn Tunks is a seasoned swim mom who likes to share tips, quips, and a candid point of view on the swim team lifestyle. Visit her blog here

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Adhiraj Rajbanshi

So true.

SwimDad

Eleven:

Their age-up birthday is the worst day of the year.

jnelso

That was this year in our house..made swim season tough.

William Knox

it is i am a swimmer i know

Aging up can be quite traumatic in the sport of swimming. In our LSC, age 15 puts swimmers in the top age group rather than a 15-16 year old category. They trade the excitement of getting of learner’s permit to drive with the dread of swimming with 18 year olds.

Happy birthday James!

James

My birthday is tomorrow 🙁

Breastroker

Going from 14 to 15 and realizing there are no more fun things (ie. zones junior Olympics)

Always thought it was sad that they weren’t happy on their age up birthday!

Kim

So true!!

mike

Their warmup would kill most human beings.

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