24 Pros And Cons Of Being A Swimmer

Chlorine, speedos, tan lines — swimming isn’t all fun and games. Actually, it isn’t a game at all.

1. Pro: Sharks & Minnows

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2. Con: Test Sets

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3. Pro: You Have the Appetite of a Whale

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4. Con: Morning Practice

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5. Pro: Ryan Lochte for the ladies (and some guys)

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6. Pro: Amanda Beard for the guys (and some ladies)

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7. Con: The Permanent Smell of Chlorine

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8. Pro (or maybe Con?): Swimcest

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9. Con: Swimmer’s hair

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10. Pro: Having a bangin’ body

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11. Con: Weird tan lines

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12. Con: Hairy legs for the girls

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13. Con: And shaving your legs (and everything else) for the guys

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14. Pro: Bonding with your teammates

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15. Con: Warming up for a big meet

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16. Pro: Pretending you’re a mermaid

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17. Con: When you first jump in the water at practice

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18. Pro: That feeling when you get a best time

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19. Con: Crazy coaches yelling at you

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20. Pro: Knowing what’s going on during the Olympics

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21. Con: No one else thinks swimming is a sport

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22. Pro: Nathan Adrian’s smile

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23. Con: Trying to “do” land sports

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24. Pro: That indescribable feeling of being in the water only swimmers love. Just keep swimming!

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