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19 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Swim In The Summer

Hard pass.

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1. After swimming at the beach, the memories will stay with you...but so does the sand.

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2. The sea plays by its own rules, and it will embarrass you at all costs.

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3. You'll probably come out alive, but not necessarily clothed.

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4. It often takes a lifetime to find a swimsuit that actually fits correctly.

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5. The bathrooms at the beach are always a complete nightmare, so you're forced to improvise.

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6. Then once you get out, you face a whole other set of problems.

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7. You start to rule out the public pool as a swimming option once you reach adulthood...

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8. ...and you can't even enjoy yourself there as a kid sometimes.

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9. If you're one of those people who burn, you spend more of the day putting sunscreen on than actually swimming.

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10. You're easily spotted on a crowded beach.

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11. It's exhausting trying to make sure you get an even base...

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12. ...but if you don't, things get slightly weird.

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13. Maybe you and the sun don't get along at all.

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14. But hey, hitting up the local lake is always a good way to cool off, right?

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15. Taking a lunch break is more stressful than relaxing.

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16. And the rest of your time outside the water becomes a contest to conform to society's standards of attractiveness.

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17. You become too preoccupied with the little things to fully embrace the day.

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18. Especially if the "little things" aren't so little.

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19. By the end of the summer, you're honestly just proud of yourself for getting through it all.

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