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Swimmy Stories

By February 7, 2008June 9th, 2015No Comments

I never realized how hard it is for triathletes to swim until I started coaching – and what I mean is it’s not their fault. No, they want to swim. Usually, it’s the fault of the pool. Seems like swimming pools are designed these days for anything but swimming. Which often results in a few scuffles with the people that want to walk/float on a foam noodle/jump in the swimming pool rather than swim. Just ask IMAble who has probably beaten up her fair share of aquacisers for a lane. For some it’s just a struggle to get to the pool early enough to get a lane. Which resulted in one guy getting off on a warning as he sped a little too quickly to the YMCA at 4:52 am. He then proudly reported even after getting pulled over he was still in the pool by 5:04 am. Better yet, last week one of my STL athletes wrote that he couldn’t get his swim test done because the roof of the pool caved in. Right above his lane.

Tonight, however, this swimming pool story tops the rest. B was scheduled to do his swim test. When he arrived at the pool, the pool had other plans:

Somebody pooped in my pool!

Should i get it done tomorrow?

I have never laughed so hard. And I wasn’t even sure what to say. Should you get it done tomorrow? Well, as long as you don’t poop in the pool I’d say go for it then. But keep in mind, this is a swim test so I’d bring your plastic pants. Just in case.