Whelp, this is obviously a post about swimmers and their struggles…not much explanation needed, I guess…(Also, I’m not sure if I want to make this a series or not, because I had other ideas for “The Struggles of (Insert Topic Here)” So please tell me if you want more of these!) This is a really random post (but I guess that’s what I’m known for…) and I literally have had this idea since, like, July but I never got around to doing one… As you peoples know, I’m a swimmer and I know all those struggles that we face…We are very underestimated (both as individuals and as a sport, too). Oh! and one last thing, I get really triggered when it comes to these kinds of things, so please don’t be offended or anything by whatever I say…
This one gets me REALLY triggered. Like, when people are like “Dude, I had to run 10 miles at football practice today! My coach was really hard on us!” And then you’re just like, “Oh, man, that sucks…My coach made me swim 20.” And then they’re like, “But, swimming isn’t a real sport. Football is.” Yea. This makes me so mad.
Ok, so I guess that’s not really a struggle of swimmers, but let’s just call it a “trigger” of swimmers
(hahaha…I’ve tried to explain this one to my non-swimmer friends but they still don’t get it…) Imagine this: You’re just peacefully swimming there and life’s going good, but all of sudden, out of nowhere, something jumps out and bites your arm!!! Oh, the pain! You can’t stop swimming, what if the person behind you gets in front of you and won’t give you back your spot? You just have to endure this hardship and pretend it never happened until the next time it attacks.
Yes, this happens to me at least 10 times per practice and 30 million times at warm-ups for a meet. Especially with backstroke. Believe me, it sucks…
I don’t think there’s any explanation needed…
No matter how many times you shower, the smell never goes away. You’re literally stuck with it forever. I was once sitting in class with my face on my arm (because I was tired) and I smelled the chlorine and then had a sneezing fit because I’m slightly allergic to chlorine… (haha, how ironic, a swimmer allergic to a pool!)
Have you ever invested so much money into a product you thought would be life-changing, but actually totally failed? Well, that completely describes any product labeled “anti-fog”
Oof. Swimmers’ bodies are not trained for land activities. So when it comes to things like running, we can’t stand it too long. Even just 3 laps around the soccer field kills us. We seriously have to take a 5 minute rest after those laps to catch our breath.
Are you a swimmer? If so, can you relate to these struggles as well? Should I do more of these kinds of posts (i.e. The Struggles of:
Swimmers (parts 2 and continuing)