Olympic swim team dating
It’s hard enough dating someone who has the ever-judging parents and siblings, but swimmers take this to another level with teammates. They swim up and down that black line for 15-20 hours a week, spend weekends traveling to compete, and see one another at their best and their worst. Sure, the “I’m so tired” excuse might come across as suspect when it comes from a non-swimmer, but when your prospective says, “I can’t feel my shoulders and can’t move from the couch” they mean it. But we certainly do appreciate someone who is a positive influence and is supportive as we tumble along the journey of swimming competitively.
Ultimately, there are two keys to every swimmer’s heart: food, and excellent massage skills. Yes, it’s bizarre that we complain about all the meters we have to swim, and then still do it anyway, but we earned it. If you put them in a place where they have to choose between the sport they love and you, odds are pretty good you won’t like the answer. When we say we are too tired to hang out, we actually are. We don’t need you to obsess over the sport we love, nor do we want you at every one of our practices and meets (it’s great to have a non-swimming element in our life to provide balance, after all).
The other argument, one made most recently (and compellingly) by Jon Entine in his book "Taboo: Why Black Athletes Dominate Sports and Why We Are Afraid to Talk About It", is more controversial. The accepted, and perhaps a little bit unpleasant, answer is that black people have a higher muscle density than white people.
Entine argues convincingly that race plays a significant role in athletic prowess, largely in terms of certain muscle types (slow-twitch). This makes them less buoyant, but is supposed to explain their apparent innate superiority in boxing, sprinting etc.
In terms of single sport events, nothing beats the FIFA World Cup.
To see what's coming up, check out the calendar of major sporting events.
Weekdays aren’t much better either between unpacking and packing swim bags, homework, inhaling food and promptly passing out. If you plan on buying, don’t take us out for dinner without a sizable brick of cash in your wallet. (Here’s a tip: don’t make a face—whether you are impressed or disgusted—when we order seconds.
The Brazilian Olympic relay team had a black swimmer, who won the bronze medal for them. While you wonder why there are no colored Olympic swimmers, you might equally have wondered why there are no colored Olympic hockey players, and relatively few golfers or tennis players.