11 Memories Of Your Summer Swim Team Seasons
Start writing a post
Sports

11 Memories Of Your Summer Swim Team Seasons

Swimming in the pool is the same as showering, right?

239
11 Memories Of Your Summer Swim Team Seasons
SwimToday Facebook

If you were a summer swim team kid, your summer looked a lot different than most of your other friends. While most kids were spending their summer days lounging around and watching TV, you were at the pool practicing your flip turns. You didn't have time to have sleepovers or do day trips to the beach because you would miss a swim meet or practice.

But, when you strutted back to school on the first day with your fresh tan and chlorine beached hair, you felt like you had the best summer of your life. If you relate to most of these moments, you probably grew up on a summer swim team.

1. No matter how hard you tried, you always had the worst tan lines.

Spending most of your summer outside was great, especially because you would get super tan. But underneath that one piece it looks like Dr. Frankenstein stitched two separate bodies together.

2. There was no such thing as "sleeping in"

When the sun was rising so were you, just in time to make it to morning practice to miss stretching and part of warm up.

3. You timed your bathroom breaks accordingly.

Making sure you ask to go to the bathroom at just the right time to miss the worst part of the set is a skill you are proud to have.

4. All of your summer friends were on the swim team with you.

From morning practice, to spending all day at the pool, and to evening practice, most of your summer was spent with the same group of friends at the same place.

5. You showered a lot less often than you should have.

What was the point of showering if you were just gonna go to practice in an hour anyways?

6. Eating a walking taco at 9 am was normal.

Swim meet food was the only thing that could get you through having to swim that awful 50 fly.

7. You were covered from head to toe in Sharpie on meet days.

You became a mildly professional tattoo artist from writing all your events on your hands and drawing "Eat my bubbles" on all your friends.

8. You learned to love Mondays.

Mondays were Fundays -- you got to play water polo, sharks and minnows, and do fun relays.

9. You made your parents schedule vacation for after championship season.

There was NO way you were going to go to the beach for a week and missing championships.

10. You would have never wanted to spend your summers doing anything else.

You wondered what other kids did all summer if they weren't on swim team. Because if you weren't swimming, what was the point?

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

88882
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less
a man and a woman sitting on the beach in front of the sunset

Whether you met your new love interest online, through mutual friends, or another way entirely, you'll definitely want to know what you're getting into. I mean, really, what's the point in entering a relationship with someone if you don't know whether or not you're compatible on a very basic level?

Consider these 21 questions to ask in the talking stage when getting to know that new guy or girl you just started talking to:

Keep Reading...Show less
Lifestyle

Challah vs. Easter Bread: A Delicious Dilemma

Is there really such a difference in Challah bread or Easter Bread?

57846
loaves of challah and easter bread stacked up aside each other, an abundance of food in baskets
StableDiffusion

Ever since I could remember, it was a treat to receive Easter Bread made by my grandmother. We would only have it once a year and the wait was excruciating. Now that my grandmother has gotten older, she has stopped baking a lot of her recipes that require a lot of hand usage--her traditional Italian baking means no machines. So for the past few years, I have missed enjoying my Easter Bread.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments