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ande
January 18th, 2007, 05:09 PM
I thought I'd begin a thread where people can share their

Swimming Prank Stories.

Sometimes swimmers start pulling pranks on each other, guess that's because swimmers tend to be playful, fun loving, reckless, ...

I'm sure a few of us have some wonderful stories to share about swimming pranks as either the puller, victim, observer or story reteller.

This is your place to share
you can change the names to protect the guilty

they can be as simple as

waiting for a lane mate to dive in,
then right after they jump,
you grab their ankles and throw them to the side which messes up their dive

some stories are a series, of
prank 1
revenge prank 1
retalliation prank 2 ...

they can be in or out of the pool

I need a laugh, I look forward to reading yours.

ande

USMSarah
January 18th, 2007, 05:31 PM
I didn't pull the "prank", but some of the guys on my USS team put Icy Hot in a fellow teammates suit (right where the family jewels lie) - and needless to say - he ran out of that locker room in warp speed and jumped in the pool. It was funny, but you know inside how much that probably stung.

quicksilver
January 18th, 2007, 05:53 PM
You beat me to it. Same thing happened circa 1976 in high school. Poor kid was screaming amongst the laughter.

The swim team used change in the locker room of the college football team. And some evil fiends discovered a huge tub of Atomic Balm.

They lined this kids suit with it...and talk about great balls of fire. :eek:

Julie Roddin
January 18th, 2007, 06:24 PM
One evening in college the girls team practiced before the boys team and we felt like being mean so after our practice while they were in the pool we broke into the boys locker room, took all of their clothes and put them in a storage room on the upper level. Coach's daughter was on our team so of course knew right where to put all the clothes. We promptly left for the dining hall :) I'm sure that they did something to us prior to this incident to cause us to want to get them back but I can't remember what it was.

Good times :)

Seagurl51
January 18th, 2007, 06:47 PM
Not really swimming but lifeguarding........

One of my co-workers dropped a Baby Ruth in the deep end of the pool. Our boss almost threw up when she was fishing it out with the net and it started breaking apart into little chunks (it'd been there all night so it was good and water logged).

On a pretty regular basis we'd take peoples clothes and hide them in the bottom of our nasty Lost and Found bin.

Perhaps a little cliche, but their classic. :wiggle:

aquageek
January 18th, 2007, 07:07 PM
I have two prank stories, unfortunately with me being the butt of the joke.

The first one was 9 years ago. Right before practice my bud says we are taking team pictures that day and snaps a quick pix of me in my Speedo. I thought nothing of it (it was 5:30 am). About a month later I walk into my home and my wife has thrown a surprise 30th birthday party for me. Every guest has a t-shirt on with this picture on the entire back of the shirt.

The second story involves me losing a sports bet to another pal. I lost and had to mow my entire yard in nothing but a speedo brief and combat boots. To make it worse the bet involved the loser having to notify a set list of other neighbors 24 hours in advance so that arrangements could be made for maximum attendance.

ensignada
January 18th, 2007, 09:42 PM
A mild-mannered swimmer friend of mine in HS snuck back into the pool area after hours and dumped in a commercial-sized container of red food dye as a senior prank. The pool turned blood red, I'm sure the filtration system was trashed, and the principal nearly had a stroke. As for Mike, he was caught...you guessed it...red handed.

The Fortress
January 18th, 2007, 09:49 PM
The first one was 9 years ago. Right before practice my bud says we are taking team pictures that day and snaps a quick pix of me in my Speedo. I thought nothing of it (it was 5:30 am). About a month later I walk into my home and my wife has thrown a surprise 30th birthday party for me. Every guest has a t-shirt on with this picture on the entire back of the shirt.

I knew you had a fabulous wife.

Muppet
January 18th, 2007, 10:05 PM
One of my co-workers dropped a Baby Ruth in the deep end of the pool. Our boss almost threw up when she was fishing it out with the net and it started breaking apart into little chunks (it'd been there all night so it was good and water logged).

That is AWESOME!!! I have wanted to do that for sooooooooooooo long!

My best friend had a substance in his pool that looked like #2. He had to fish it out in the middle of the day, so of course a bunch of kids gathered around to watch. Jon identified the substance as steel wool, put it in his mouth and came up to the surface where the kids screamed and ran in horror. The parents watching thought it was the funniest thing they'd ever seen.

waves101
January 19th, 2007, 09:12 AM
We were in the High School pool office and found the starter's pistol. So, of course, we loaded it and had one of the swimmers go flying out the door screaming. Then, I jumped out and popped a couple of shots at him. (Yes, this was before school shootings became the norm). The best part was one of the football linemen was sitting on the floor leaning up against the lockers (half asleep) with his girlfriend right next to him. He still comments on how scared he was when that happened (which was over 20 years ago).

Ivor
January 19th, 2007, 09:14 AM
My club used to see how many of the young kids they could fit inside a single swimming cap that they'd slowly stretched out to enormous size in the pool.

[If you haven't seen it done this probably sounds a bit weird (but not as weird as dropping a baby called Ruth into the pool!)]

Anyway, it started off as a prank to waste time but became so well known that members of my team even made it onto national TV doing it.

SwimStud
January 19th, 2007, 09:23 AM
Not really a prank but...

At junior school in the UK (7-10) we had our own shallow indoor pool (quite progressive for the 70's).

We used to change in a wooden hut next door and and have to run 10ft into the pool in our speedos (or leopard spot "Tarzan" trunks).

The hut was basically divided in two with a partition. Girls on one side boys on other. Someone found a peep-hole... :eek: (it wasn't me)
:rofl:
hehehe I just remembered that b/c I'm trying to think of swim pranks from childhood.

Can you imagine the lawsuit today?

poolraat
January 19th, 2007, 10:29 AM
We were in the High School pool office and found the starter's pistol. So, of course, we loaded it and had one of the swimmers go flying out the door screaming. Then, I jumped out and popped a couple of shots at him. (Yes, this was before school shootings became the norm). The best part was one of the football linemen was sitting on the floor leaning up against the lockers (half asleep) with his girlfriend right next to him. He still comments on how scared he was when that happened (which was over 20 years ago).

This got me thinking about all the things that we did as kids that were just considered pranks, that now would land us in the slammer for a long time.

Allen Stark
January 19th, 2007, 11:39 AM
We had "Atomic Balm" at our High school. Fortunately no one put it in a swimsuit,but we discovered it was MUCH hotter if applied just before getting wet. Kids would sneak a handful into the pool area and then slap you on the back just before you dived in.Thats what we thought was great fun at the time.

newmastersswimmer
January 19th, 2007, 12:07 PM
Someone found a peep-hole... (it wasn't me) posted by the British Blowfish (AKA richjb)

Yaeh right .....I'm sure it wasn't you....you haven't given any of us a reason to believe you could be capable of such a horrible thing...LOL!!

Newmastersswimmer

Allen Stark
January 19th, 2007, 12:09 PM
In high school we had a waterpolo match between the swimmers and the wrestlers. Since it would be essentially a"no holds barred"match the wrestlers thought they would have an advantage especially in the shallow end. We defended the deep end and soon no wrestler even tried to enter water over his head. Their seeming advantage in the shallow end was more than made up for by the fact that since they were a very large team and it was early in the season they didn't know each other well yet. Very soon one of our swimmers had volunteered to be their goally. He did a really bad job:rofl:

SwimStud
January 19th, 2007, 12:18 PM
Someone found a peep-hole... (it wasn't me) posted by the British Blowfish (AKA richjb)

Yaeh right .....I'm sure it wasn't you....you haven't given any of us a reason to believe you could be capable of such a horrible thing...LOL!!

Newmastersswimmer

It wasn't me...but I do recall that both sides of the wall were pretty keen observers LOL. Untile they fixed it. :(

ande
January 19th, 2007, 08:02 PM
here's an unintended reverse prank

here's a story I heard from someone can't remember who told me.

two swimmers roomed together in college, let's call one K and the other S. K's girl friend made him brownies, S came home found the brownies on the kitchen table, grabbed them, ran to his room, K tried to stop him, S locked the door and ate them all. About 30 minutes later S. walked out of his room saying that he didn't feel very good.

K was trying to tell S they were "special brownies"

S then had to get through an entire work out in his altered state.

The Fortress
January 19th, 2007, 08:20 PM
At travel meets, the champeroning parents used to put masking tape on the doors of the hotel rooms so they would know if someone snuck out after curfew. So, in response, we used to pack a pencil and a role of masking tape, sneak out anyway and put new tape back in place before they discovered our absence.

I do remember some sneaking out of practice to go to the "bathroom," panty raiding everyone's backpacks in the locker room and forcing everyone to go home commando. There was always a fair bit of suit switching, water bottle altering and shaving cream in the shampoo episodes at practices and meets. I recall people attending a practice having dined on those ever-so-"special" brownies. There was also the after hours nighttime-jumping-the-fence-skinny-dipping that used to take place in the jaegmeister's pool in Roch.

And the swim cap prank Ivor referred to seems to be a common amusement of our summer swim league kids.

I haven't participated in masters pranks yet. But the Geek's wife has given me inspiration. I did attend one meet with the wrong fastskin. My daughter had put hers in my bag instead of mine. She said it was "by accident."

Muppet
January 19th, 2007, 11:07 PM
Can you imagine the lawsuit today?

This got me thinking about all the things that we did as kids that were just considered pranks, that now would land us in the slammer for a long time.

Lawyers....
:frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated:

geochuck
January 20th, 2007, 08:51 AM
Dare I tell ones I have pulled or better still ones that others have pulled. Like giving Exlax to a foreign swimmer (Yugoslavian gave a Dutch swimmer the Exlax before a race) and telling him it was a chocolate bar.

Vaseline from under the arm pit of a Argentinian smeered all over the face of a Danish swimmer at the start of a race. Googles would not seal after that.

swimr4life
January 20th, 2007, 11:09 AM
This got me thinking about all the things that we did as kids that were just considered pranks, that now would land us in the slammer for a long time.

Isn't that the truth!!!!! :p

swimr4life
January 20th, 2007, 11:11 AM
We were in the High School pool office and found the starter's pistol. So, of course, we loaded it and had one of the swimmers go flying out the door screaming. Then, I jumped out and popped a couple of shots at him. (Yes, this was before school shootings became the norm). The best part was one of the football linemen was sitting on the floor leaning up against the lockers (half asleep) with his girlfriend right next to him. He still comments on how scared he was when that happened (which was over 20 years ago).

That is hillarious!! If you did that now, you would have been kicked out of school for life and probably taken to jail!

CreamPuff
January 20th, 2007, 11:29 AM
Teenage prank. . .
I was a new swimmer on the senior I team at a Junior Nationals travel meet.

I only knew a couple of swimmers on the team and was hoping to become friends with some of these very fast, talented swimmers. To top it off,
I had a secret crush on a couple of the older boys. We were
at the hotel room outside and I was greated by my secret crush
who came up behind me and gave me the wedgie of all
wedgies. (He pulled up my running shorts all the way so it HURT like
He** and he screamed "WEDGIE!"). My butt cheeks were hanging out in the middle of the hotel parking lot for EVERYONE to see. As a 15 year old girl I was MORTIFIED!!! It's sort of funny now. :rofl: