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

3. Pro: You Have the Appetite of a Whale

4. Con: Morning Practice

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

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

7. Con: The Permanent Smell of Chlorine

8. Pro (or maybe Con?): Swimcest

9. Con: Swimmer’s hair

10. Pro: Having a bangin’ body

11. Con: Weird tan lines

12. Con: Hairy legs for the girls

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

14. Pro: Bonding with your teammates

15. Con: Warming up for a big meet

16. Pro: Pretending you’re a mermaid

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

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

19. Con: Crazy coaches yelling at you

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

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

22. Pro: Nathan Adrian’s smile

23. Con: Trying to “do” land sports

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

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