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ande
July 7th, 2006, 09:35 AM
good morning

OK put on your creative caps and dream up examples of

Real Swimmers of Genius

In the vein of BUD Light's
Real Men of Genius Ad Campaign

here's a few examples that might spark your creative fires

http://budlight.whipnet.com

or

http://www.ifilm.com/commercials/collection/realmenofgenius?htv=12

But they need to be related to swimming.

Here's to you ... Mr ______ ______ _______ Guy,

Can you think of any?
I could use a laugh, practice was cancelled today.

Please be sure to include some of the short ad lib singing lines related to the concept

have fun

ande

1) Mr Drug test sample getter Guy
(they actually have to watch the athlete produce the urine specimen)

2) Mr Too Chicken to DQ the cheater Guy
(breastroke dolphin kick olympics 2004)

ande
July 7th, 2006, 10:10 AM
here's a few more

mr too small speedo wearer guy

mr too big speedo wearer guy

mr worn out speedo wearer guy

Mr center mount snorkel inventor guy

mr sammy saver upper guy

aquageek
July 7th, 2006, 10:14 AM
Mr. Tsunami Flip Turn Guy

Swimmer Bill
July 7th, 2006, 10:21 AM
Mr. Noodler Guy...

;)

craiglll@yahoo.com
July 7th, 2006, 10:24 AM
How about Mr. & Mrs. No your kid isn't another Michael Phelps Guy

ande
July 7th, 2006, 10:53 AM
all excellent ideas
how about

mr belly flop racing start guy

aquaFeisty
July 7th, 2006, 11:40 AM
Mr. King of the Equipment Guy

(the dude who shows up with personal pull buoy and kickboard, Zoomers, 2 sizes of paddles, Zura fins, fist gloves, monofin, snorkel, etc etc etc!)

knelson
July 7th, 2006, 12:29 PM
Originally posted by ande
mr belly flop racing start guy

Best one yet! There's always at least one of these at every meet who gets a nice crowd response after their loud start. It's usually a guy with a big gut.

How about Mr. Backstroke lane rope puller guy?

scyfreestyler
July 7th, 2006, 12:53 PM
I saw a Mr. fall into the pool before the buzzer guy at a meet earlier this year. He took it in stride with a smile on his face!

aquageek
July 7th, 2006, 12:56 PM
Originally posted by knelson
How about Mr. Backstroke lane rope puller guy?

Dang it, busted!

dvarner
July 7th, 2006, 01:32 PM
Originally posted by scyfreestyler
I saw a Mr. fall into the pool before the buzzer guy at a meet earlier this year. He took it in stride with a smile on his face!

The video could have him opening the beer with his oversized left hand/forearm.

DV

dvarner
July 7th, 2006, 01:33 PM
Originally posted by dvarner
The video could have him opening the beer with his oversized left hand/forearm.

DV

Sorry, meant this for the backstroke puller guy.

nkfrench
July 7th, 2006, 02:23 PM
Great thread.

Mr Threw up in the Gutter Guy
Gamely tried to do Saturday morning practice hung over.
Sunny Delight and Pop-Tarts look pretty on the deck

Mr White Speedo Guy
[words fail me]

Mr Nervous on the Blocks Guy
Yellow trickle running down the leg before the race
OK, usually these are little age group swimmers - not beer drinkers

Mr New Masters Coach Guy
Assigns a 5 x 500 free on 6 minute set to his middle-aged USMS women
Is on his cellphone during most of the practice lining up his weekend

Mr Janitor Guy
Most valuable person on the team. Shows up every day at 5:15 am to unlock the pool.

Mr Pool Maintenance Guy
Keeps the pool chemicals in balance. Water in the pool and temperatures right. Sweeps the crud off the bottom. Or not.

Mr Not Sure about Speedos Guy
Wears voluminous jammer shorts with pockets

Mr Blew Out The Speedo Guy
Doesn't realize when he gets out that his favorite lucky Speedo, "Old See-Thru", finally failed on the backside

Mr Swim Dad Guy [many variations]
* Caffeine dopes their 8-year-old before meets
* Marches up to the officials to verify times for the swimmer that just beat their kid
* Run up and down the deck yelling at their kid to kick harder during the mile
* Tells the kid to ignore what the coach said about technique, just move their arms faster and kick harder
* Argue with the coach that their 8-year-old needs to do 2-a-days
* Fudges entry times to get a kid into a meet they aren't eligible to swim
* Will buy his 10-year-old "B/C" swimmer a $300 technical swimsuit but won't participate in the team fundraiser or pay training fees on time.
* Feeds their swimmer ballpark nachos or chili dogs right before his event

Mr I Have A Cramp Pansy Guy
Conveniently comes up with a cramp whenever he doesn't want to finish a set

Mr Magic Cape Swimmer Guy
Never comes to practice, has a horrible diet, drinks like a fish, stays up all night, and yet when he stands on the blocks he unleashes a superhuman swim.

Sam Perry
July 7th, 2006, 02:54 PM
Great thread...

Mr. body can barely fit in a Fastskin guy.

Mr. Shave My Back Guy.

Mr. on the public beach speedo guy.

Mr. bald headed swimming cap guy.

Mr. goggle cap guy. (yes they still exist)

thewookiee
July 7th, 2006, 03:26 PM
Goggle Cap Guy??? lol...what exactly is this one?

ande
July 7th, 2006, 03:45 PM
thanks it should be
Mr. Backstroke lane rope puller oner guy?

the big sound that people make from a belly flop is actually the clap from air trapped by their thighs

and what about

mr crazy screaming coach at the swimmers who can't hear you guy


Originally posted by knelson
Best one yet! There's always at least one of these at every meet who gets a nice crowd response after their loud start. It's usually a guy with a big gut.

How about Mr. Backstroke lane rope puller guy?

Peter Cruise
July 7th, 2006, 03:46 PM
This is not an annoying guy, but...
how about our fast-swimming song-writing, I'll just casually create two popular threads in a few days, Ande guy?

knelson
July 7th, 2006, 03:58 PM
Mr. make some bizarre noise whenever someone breathes during breaststroke guy.

A.K.
July 7th, 2006, 04:06 PM
I had a team mate from highschool in 1980-81 with one of those and a cape when he went to the block it was funny!

At least he could actually back it up.
so he would be........

Mr. Goggle Cap Cape Wearing Speed Demon Guy.

ande
July 7th, 2006, 04:16 PM
.
.
mr nose clip wearing guy


mr stuff your speedo guy


mr way too intense about swimming guy


Mr go out way too fast and die guy


Mr can't deny your comb over guy


Ms gotta wear make up in swim practice gal


Mr wear a boxing robe at a swim meet guy


Mr Smash 'em like guitars trash talkin guy


Mr Shadow Box before your race guy


Mr loudly pop your under arms guy


Ms Swim with a Wedgie Swimmer Girl

A.K.
July 7th, 2006, 05:01 PM
Originally posted by ande
.
.
Ms Swim with a Wedgie Swimmer Girl


Uhhhhhhhh................. what's wong with this one? :)

nkfrench
July 7th, 2006, 07:14 PM
Mr Invisible Speedo Guy
* Speedo not visible due to beer gut overhang, does get self-confidence points

Mr Shaved His College Logo In His Hairy Back guy

Mr Trained All Year & Partied All Night Guy
* Scratched all the next day's events at Zones/Natls after staying out all night at the strip bars.

Mr Deck Change Guy

Mr Brings His Pager/Cellphone To Practice Guy

Mr Gung-Ho Swim Coach Guy
* Waves and flaps his arms and shouts during the mile. Probably more tired than the swimmer

Mr I'm Coming To See You, Momma, Guy
* Always has the same saying after he finishes a hard set. (You know who you are :)

Mr Triathlete Guy
* Won't do anything but freestyle
* Has impressive road rash
* Won't do drills or long-rest sets because he'll get out of shape
* Wears his singlet in the pool
* Aggravated beyond belief when pudgy ex-swimmers just getting back into it go faster than him
* Have more equipment than the rest of his lanemates put together

Mr Borrowed Your Stuff Guy
* When it's time for your kick set, you find that he borrowed your kickboard/fins without asking
* When it's time to go, your stuff is nowhere to be found

Mr Eye Candy Guy
* Buff and toned likable guy who just happens to wear his speedo well.
* Some people will make jealous remarks about "prancing across the deck"; others just enjoy the scenery.

scyfreestyler
July 7th, 2006, 09:11 PM
Originally posted by nkfrench


Mr Deck Change Guy


Is this frowned upon?

A.K.
July 7th, 2006, 09:52 PM
Ms/Mr I'll use fins for EVERYTHING Guy/Gal..


Originally posted by nkfrench

Mr Trained All Year & Partied All Night Guy
* Scratched all the next day's events at Zones/Natls after staying out all night at the strip bars.

Who might this have been?
Except the Scratched events and strip bar part I can relate to that at Natls.


LOL!!!!! Every Pool Has one.
"Mr I Have A Cramp Pansy Guy
Conveniently comes up with a cramp whenever he doesn't want to finish a set"


Oh and

"
Mr Invisible Speedo Guy
* Speedo not visible due to beer gut overhang, does get self-confidence points
Mr Invisible Speedo Guy
* Speedo not visible due to beer gut overhang, does get self-confidence points
"


Thanks for ruining my dinner.

Sam Perry
July 7th, 2006, 09:53 PM
I can't resist...

Mr. I didn't get VO2 Max development as a kid guy

(Let the games begin!)

Sam Perry
July 7th, 2006, 10:00 PM
Originally posted by thewookiee
Goggle Cap Guy??? lol...what exactly is this one?

Since you asked for it, here you go

Swimmer Bill
July 7th, 2006, 10:53 PM
oh, I thought Mr. Goggle Cap Guy was Allen Stark!

wuzzup, Allen?

:)

knelson
July 8th, 2006, 12:44 AM
Mr. use paddles for any freestyle swim greater than 100 yards guy

nkfrench
July 8th, 2006, 01:43 AM
regarding ... Mr Deck Change Guy

They vary so much, from the discreet to the careless to the exhibitionist.

A few years ago we had a foreign national team of about 2 dozen men training at our facility during our age group practice (6 years old and up). We had to ask them to please at least cover up with towels rather than standing around buck nekkid on deck in line of sight of the kids while they were in the USA.

Peter Cruise
July 8th, 2006, 01:38 PM
Nancy...perhaps they were the Chippendale Swim Team?

Matt S
July 8th, 2006, 09:48 PM
The official name for lane grasping backstrokers is "Captain Tug."

Mr./Ms. Unfinished Business Guy. The swimmer who just missed some goal as an age grouper, and has swam consistently through USMS age groups trying to scratch that itch that never goes away.

ande
July 12th, 2006, 02:29 PM
excellent
can anyone think of any others

ande


Originally posted by Matt S
The official name for lane grasping backstrokers is "Captain Tug."

Mr./Ms. Unfinished Business Guy. The swimmer who just missed some goal as an age grouper, and has swam consistently through USMS age groups trying to scratch that itch that never goes away.

ande
November 6th, 2007, 12:19 PM
can any one think of any tributes

here's to you

Mr Too fat to zip up your fastskin guy

Mr school logo tattooed on your body guy

Mr guy with a tramp stamp

funkyfish
November 6th, 2007, 03:21 PM
Mr I Have A Cramp Pansy Guy
Conveniently comes up with a cramp whenever he doesn't want to finish a set

Back in high school we had a swimmer who matched this description. He was nicknamed "oscar" for his award-winning performances.

How about "Mr. I'm gonna toss some pool buoys into your lane, trying to throw them into the lane next to you, because I'm going to cut across your lane and interrupt your swim guy."

Ok, a little long, but you get the point, right?

Yea potassium :banana:

SwimStud
November 6th, 2007, 03:34 PM
.
Mr go out way too fast and die guy


What is wrong with this?..it was a learning experience...
....

Here's to you, Mr. Suckin' in your gut wearing a Speedo guy!

OK so that's like what 85% of us...

Here's to you, Ms. "Does my ass look really fat in this fastskin?" girl!

rtodd
November 6th, 2007, 04:01 PM
Here's to you Mr. "40 yr. old former NCAA Div I swimmer" guy.

Yea you,

The one who shows up full of body hair and a beer gut the size of an inner tube.

Yea, you, getting up on the blocks in the final heat against swimmers training their b*$*s off with a smerk on your face.....

Mr. "you like the look on everyone's face when you explode a sub 2:00 minute 200 free and waddle back over to your towel" guy!!!

Here's to you Mr. "more leftover swimming talent than I'll ever have swimming 15,000 yards a week" guy!!!

Slowswim
November 6th, 2007, 04:12 PM
Here's to you, Miss Don't Get My Hair Wet noodler Gal.

Here's to you Mr Deck Nerd with all your pool toys.

Here's to you Mr Newby that obeys his coach guy.

oops getting to close to home...:bolt:

swim4me
November 6th, 2007, 07:32 PM
Mr. Can't Get the Water Out of My Ears Guy
(jumps around on deck on one foot shaking his head wth his ears down)
:fish2:

Ripple
November 6th, 2007, 09:18 PM
Here's to you Mr./Ms Washing Machine... because it just isn't possible to kick up too much white water and froth during a kick set. :drown:

art_z
November 6th, 2007, 09:38 PM
Mr. use paddles for any freestyle swim greater than 100 yards guy

In the same vein, Mr I wear Zoomers during warmup, warmdown, and all of practice guy.

That Guy
November 6th, 2007, 11:00 PM
Here's to you, Mr. Sit On The Wall For Ten Minutes And Then Suddenly Race Me All-Out In A 25 Free While I'm In The Middle Of A 300 Backstroke And I Don't Change A Thing About My Stroke Or Pace And You Still Lose.

I swam with you this morning and wanted to give you... props :D

Warren
November 6th, 2007, 11:26 PM
heres to you Mr. wear a technical suit during practice guy.

Seriously, why would you do that. I saw a guy one time wearing a tyr whatever they call it speed suit, I thinks its the aquapel or something, during a local ymca masters practice.

Swimmer Bill
November 7th, 2007, 07:00 AM
Here's to you, Mr. doesn't care how they do club scoring at Nationals guy!

SwimStud
November 7th, 2007, 07:51 AM
Here's to you, Mr. Sit On The Wall For Ten Minutes And Then Suddenly Race Me All-Out In A 25 Free While I'm In The Middle Of A 300 Backstroke And I Don't Change A Thing About My Stroke Or Pace And You Still Lose.

I swam with you this morning and wanted to give you... props :D

This guy makes me laugh...

Here's to you, Mr. Wear a wetsuit for a halfmile, 78 degree open water swim guy!

Here's to you, Ms. Wear a thong bikini to the Y, to show of to your boyfriend who's "teaching" you to swim, and then act all disgusted when you see me checking out your butt cheeks under-water with my goggles on gal!

Slowswim
November 7th, 2007, 09:28 AM
heres to you Mr. wear a technical suit during practice guy.

Seriously, why would you do that. I saw a guy one time wearing a tyr whatever they call it speed suit, I thinks its the aquapel or something, during a local ymca masters practice.

Unfortunately this is a true story.

Here's to you Mr. "Can you unzip my tech suit for me in the locker room, guy":shakeshead::bolt:

gull
November 7th, 2007, 10:18 AM
Here's to you Mr./Ms. anonymous forum poster.

Here's to you Mr. forum admiinistrator who won't let me post the photo of the Speedo Guy.

Here's to you Mr./Ms. frequent poster who won't pay his/her dues and actually join USMS.

Slowswim
November 7th, 2007, 10:20 AM
Here's to you, Mr Won't Shower Before Getting In The Pool guy.

Here's to you Mr. Sweaty Sauna Sitter that just jumped in the pool, guy.

SwimStud
November 7th, 2007, 10:24 AM
Here's to you, Mr. Look at how many Olympian's stayed in my guest cottage guy!

:lmao:I just had to hahaha

The Fortress
November 7th, 2007, 10:43 AM
Here's to you Mr./Ms. anonymous forum poster.

Here's to you Mr. forum admiinistrator who won't let me post the photo of the Speedo Guy.

Here's to you Mr./Ms. frequent poster who won't pay his/her dues and actually join USMS.

Agreed!! Good ones!

Here's to you Mr/Ms Hiding behind an Alias.

Here's to you Mr/Ms Intolerant of others' training methods.

Here's to you Mr/Ms Won't try anything new.

gull
November 7th, 2007, 11:33 AM
agreed!! Here's to you mr. Hiding behind an Alias. Here's to you mr. Intolerant of others' training methods. Here's to you mr. Won't try anything new.

Right. And here's to you, Ms. that post must have been a personal attack against me so I will strike back.

SwimStud
November 7th, 2007, 11:36 AM
agreed!! Here's to you mr. Hiding behind an Alias. Here's to you mr. Intolerant of others' training methods. Here's to you mr. Won't try anything new.


Right. And here's to you, Ms. that post must have been a personal attack against me so I will strike back.

Here's to you, Mr Wielding a USMS lightsabre, wearing a moderator badge and gonna shut down this thread or delete the flamey posts soon guy!

:rofl:

poolraat
November 7th, 2007, 11:55 AM
Here's to you, Ms. Wear a thong bikini to the Y, to show of to your boyfriend who's "teaching" you to swim, and then act all disgusted when you see me checking out your butt cheeks under-water with my goggles on gal!

Stud...don't you know that if you wear mirrored goggles you won't get busted?:rofl::rofl:

SwimStud
November 7th, 2007, 12:01 PM
Stud...don't you know that if you wear mirrored goggles you won't get busted?:rofl::rofl:

Here's to you, Mr Dirty old man, mirrored Vanquisher wearing, doing 50 x 25 shooters and moving rather slower than normal guy!"


Hey they were mirrored and who cares about being busted...thongs are meant for one thing only...to get your backside checked out...they're not likely comfortable or practical...

scyfreestyler
November 7th, 2007, 12:04 PM
Here's to you Mr. and/or Ms. USMS Olympian competitor list obsessor.

The Fortress
November 7th, 2007, 12:42 PM
Right. And here's to you, Ms. that post must have been a personal attack against me so I will strike back.

Well, that seems pretty direct and unmistakeable. Perhaps you'd like me to leave in the interests of the forum like your buddy aquageek?

Here's to you Mr. Dissing on Frequent Posters.

gull
November 7th, 2007, 12:48 PM
Here's to you Ms. I'm going to ruin your day by telling you that aquageek has left the forum.

The Fortress
November 7th, 2007, 12:49 PM
Here's to you Ms. I'm going to ruin your day by telling you that aquageek has left the forum.

Here's to you Mr. Apparently Feigning Ignorance of recent events. (Since he told me, I assumed he told you.) Hopefully, it's just temporary. Or he'll just start afresh.

Here's to the you Mr. Olympian Masters thread, which left everyone including aquageek with warm fuzzy feelings.

knelson
November 7th, 2007, 02:19 PM
This one must have been covered already, but I don't feel like going through the entire thread and checking:

"Mr./Ms. Refuse to Lead the lane, but perfectly content to sit right on your toes the entire workout person."

"Mr. push off right in front of you when you're turning during lap swim guy"

Donna
November 7th, 2007, 02:25 PM
Mr. cannonball right infront of your head to let you know he is here guy.

poolraat
November 7th, 2007, 02:50 PM
Here's to you, Mr Dirty old man, mirrored Vanquisher wearing, doing 50 x 25 shooters and moving rather slower than normal guy!"...


Gotta do 'em on your back too. :D

swimshark
November 7th, 2007, 03:13 PM
Here's to you Freaks!

Explaination: our pool opens at 5:30. I swim at 4:30 with the kids. Every morning when I arrive around 4:20 there is a car with a mom and daughter in it (they are in their 40's and 60's probably). Then sit there for an entire hour so they can be the first one in the facility every day. After waiting for over an hour they water walk for about 15 min and then get out. I just call them freaks.

Alison

MAC swimmer
November 8th, 2007, 08:18 AM
"Mr./Ms. Refuse to Lead the lane, but perfectly content to sit right on your toes the entire workout person."

Classic! I'm guilty myself sadly. What can I say, 10 X 100 IM intimidates me. I'll leave it to the fly masters! Can I help it if I can catch you on the breast? :laugh2:

Here's to you, Mr.-tidal-wave-splashy-guy-pushes off on top of the water-lane-splitter! I want to grab him by the arm and say..."Think quiet swimming--think smooth!"

Slimmer Bill
November 8th, 2007, 09:45 AM
Mr. Complain about your weight but do nothing constructive about it.

Mr. Put on a pull buoy for the last set.

Mr. I have no life outside swimming.

Swimmer Bill
November 8th, 2007, 10:28 AM
Cute!

Here's to Mr./Ms. NERF Blaster without the foam darts.

:thhbbb:


Mr. Complain about your weight but do nothing constructive about it.

Mr. Put on a pull buoy for the last set.

Mr. I have no life outside swimming.

Slimmer Bill
November 8th, 2007, 10:51 AM
Cute!

Here's to Mr./Ms. NERF Blaster without the foam darts.

:thhbbb:

If only my wife would say that.

Here's to the absent NERF blaster(s).

Swimmer Bill
November 8th, 2007, 11:58 AM
If only my wife would say that.

Here's to the absent NERF blaster(s).

That changes everything.

Here's to you, Mr. Muddled Disapproval.

:applaud:

Rob Copeland
November 8th, 2007, 01:28 PM
Here’s to you Mrs. My Child is House Broken and doesn’t need a swim diaper… Thanks to you and your spawn for putting the “poo” in pool (and forcing a 24 hour decontamination shut down)

And while I’m at it, here’s to you open water swimmers who put the “p” in pool, you warm our lanes on cold mornings and you give a little pay back to Mr./Ms. Refuse to Lead the lane, but perfectly content to sit right on your toes the entire workout person.

ALM
November 8th, 2007, 01:39 PM
...here’s to you open water swimmers who put the “p” in pool...

Are you making a confession here, Rob? :eek:

SwimStud
November 8th, 2007, 01:53 PM
Here's to you, Mr teach your young kids to swim under the bulkhead because you're a cool Dad and "what could possibly go wrong?" guy!

Rob Copeland
November 8th, 2007, 02:36 PM
Are you making a confession here, Rob? :eek:Hey, there’s a water shortage here in Georgia, This is just my small contribution to keeping our pools full.:drown:

SwimStud
November 8th, 2007, 02:37 PM
Hey, there’s a water shortage here in Georgia, This is just my small contribution to keeping our pools full.:drown:

Works for the fish in my aquarium...

Slowswim
November 8th, 2007, 03:21 PM
Works for the fish in my aquarium...

You pee in your aquarium!?!:shakeshead:

At least use the kitchen sink like a real man.:rofl:

scyfreestyler
November 8th, 2007, 03:47 PM
You pee in your aquarium!?!:shakeshead:




Hey, the fish do it. :dunno:

Slowswim
November 8th, 2007, 03:56 PM
Hey, the fish do it. :dunno:

...and that's not all!! :blush::bolt:So I don't drink water anymore. Just:wine: :drink::martini:

PArob83
November 8th, 2007, 11:50 PM
heres to you, I dont own a swim suit but its ok I wear a jock and a pair of running shorts in the pool man.

(this doesnt bother me as much now, but when i was like 14, i was like ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.....)

PArob83
November 8th, 2007, 11:56 PM
Oh and heres to you Mr complain about naked people in the locker room guy.

(ITS A LOCKER ROOM!)

ALM
November 9th, 2007, 12:12 AM
Here's to you, Mr. "get into the pool 20 minutes late but insist on starting at the beginning of the warmup set" guy

Anna Lea