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Sam Perry
June 27th, 2008, 07:48 PM
Well I was asked by a certain workout partner to start this one due to the success if the airlines thread, so I won't take full blame, but here goes.

In the spirit of the election year, what if Democrats ran swim meets?

I'll start (with some help from the person who suggested it):

1. No one would ever quit a race.
2. All events results would be recounted and recounted again.
3. Top finishers would have to give a majority of their medal counts to those who didn't place.
4. DQ judges would be eliminated for fear of stroke profiling.
5. You wouldn't have to show a USMS card to participate.
6. Their would be no male and female divisions or age groups because of discrimination.

I can't believe I went here, but it is all in good fun...

tjburk
June 27th, 2008, 07:58 PM
Now that's funny!!!!

tjburk
June 27th, 2008, 08:01 PM
All the winners would hold a rally to raise donations to pay the losers' entry fees and transportation and food.....and all of their therapy bills caused by all those mean old winners!!!!

Paul Smith
June 27th, 2008, 08:14 PM
No one would "quit" a race but they could "abort" it.

tjburk
June 27th, 2008, 08:18 PM
Only after they got advice from Planned Swimmerhood....

ehoch
June 27th, 2008, 09:08 PM
Nobody would have to worry about people brining their guns to the meet

The water would actually be clean.

They would not allow Speedo to run US swimming

Gay swimmers would be allowed to compete

You would not be allowed to say that you are winning when if fact everybody knows otherwise

All "meets" in foreign countries need an actual reason to be "visited"

aquageek
June 27th, 2008, 09:14 PM
Vice coaches wouldn't shoot important pool donors in the face with squirtguns.

Fellow teammates would not be wiretapped because they have friends on opposing teams and occasionally call them.

Paul Smith
June 27th, 2008, 09:16 PM
USMS' governing body would be run like Congress: agenda's and rules dictated by special interests, PAC's, influence peddlers...oh wait...it already is!

PS: Cigars for everyone

KeithM
June 27th, 2008, 09:34 PM
Nice riposte Hoch. :wine:

Having career politicians run meets sounds like a bad idea all round. Regardless of their party affiliation.

ALM
June 27th, 2008, 11:27 PM
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