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ande
February 4th, 2007, 11:20 PM
What is your Swimming Nick Name?
What is the nick name your team mates gave you?
What is the story behind it?

Mine is

RAZ, short for Rasmussen

What's yours?

Also tell us about other swimmers nick names
tell us the story behind them

Muppet
February 5th, 2007, 09:05 AM
What is your Swimming Nick Name?
What is the nick name your team mates gave you?
What is the story behind it?

Muppet...
There may or may not be a large quantity of fur on top of my head. :dunno:

But anyways, origins: We were at this meet back in '01 I think, and one of our more diplomatic teammates was talking to Ray, a guy from a neighboring LMSC. Being the diplomatic guy he is, he introduced us all to Ray. Went around the circle: this is Jim, this is Bob, this is Mike, etc. And he comes to me, points, pauses, and says "That's Muppet." Laughter ensued from my teammates who had never heard that before. And the name stuck.
:banana:

Jeff Commings
February 5th, 2007, 11:25 AM
My feet were blessed with the name "Aquabrakes" in college. Kinda funny. My teammates would joke that every time I dove in, they could swear they heard a screeching sound as my unflexible ankles severly stopped my momentum.

Anyway, there's another nickname which had a bigger impact: Honey Bear.

I wasn't as fit as most of my teammates at Texas. Just days after arriving there my freshman year, Shaun Jordan took it upon himself to christen the nickname. Think about those jars of honey made in the shape of a bear holding a honey pot, and you'll get the idea. It stuck for FIVE YEARS. Actually, it still lasts today. I still get e-mails from former teammates that open with that name.

Over time, I managed to lose the gut, so the name's significance was passed on to my large hands.

The funny thing is, incoming freshmen didn't know my real name for a long time because I was introduced to them as Honey Bear.

newmastersswimmer
February 5th, 2007, 08:07 PM
Since I know that all of you are very mature and kind posters that would never stoop to the obvious juvenile jokes in making slight modifications to my nickname (except for one sloppy limerick slinger who's name I will not mention), I will go ahead and reveal my number one nickname growing up as a swimmer (which some have already referred to me as including Ande, Cruise and The Fort)....and that is "The Bork" (or simply as "Bork")....I think that it should be rather obvious how I acquired that nickname since my real last name is a little long and hard to pronounce.....The nickname followed a similar evolution as was the case for the Raz I suspect. It started as "Borkow" when I was around 10 years old...and a couple of years later it evolved into the much sleeker version that it is today....A nickname that eventually followed me through 4 years of high school and 4 years of college as well.

In case you never read my most embarrassing swimming moment from a thread from way back when....I will share it with you again: When I was around 12 or 13 years old or so, (the exact age I cannot really remember now), I arrived at a swim meet in which I noticed immediately that all my fellow teammates were pointing and laughing at me when I walked by.....I asked one of my friends what it was all about only to discover that someone had mistyped my name all throughout the heat sheets as Jim Dorkowski instead of Jim Borkowski:.....It was hard to ever live that one down. And yes, the obvious plays on my nickname Bork were also hard to escape as well. Pretty sad stuff don't you think?:( :( Its amazing how normal I turned out after all that social ridicule growing up.....LOL!!:banana: :banana:

Newmastersswimmer

p.s. (ALA The Muppet)....Sorry if telling my embarrassing story again was a little like beating a dead horse :dedhorse: :dedhorse: ...LOL!!:thhbbb: :rofl:

swim4me
February 5th, 2007, 09:13 PM
And yes, the obvious plays on my nickname Bork were also hard to escape as well. Pretty sad stuff don't you think?:( :( Its amazing how normal I turned out after all that social ridicule growing up.....LOL!!:banana: :banana:

Newmastersswimmer



Normal???? :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

CreamPuff
February 6th, 2007, 01:17 PM
Disclaimer - I did NOT come up with these nicknames.
There's nothing like a good dose of teenage boys to come up with these.

These nicknames were derived from my last name Ulveling:
Ovary
Ovulating
Uvula
Ulkeyveling

And finally, Chaquita Burrita.
The boy who came up with this was smokin' hot, so I tolerated it.
Although my mother wasn't too pleased at the time. . .
:rolleyes:

chlorini
February 6th, 2007, 02:37 PM
In high school, my relay teammates and I nicknamed ourselves the "Animal Relay" because we were supposed to be the B team and we unseated the A team handily. My teammates also called me "Ice" like the gladiator because even though I was tiny for a swimmer (even shorter than you Fortress!), I was always willing to try things that were hard.

ande
February 6th, 2007, 02:45 PM
thanks to Muppet, Honey Bear, Bork, Ice, and Chaquita Burrita
by the way Chaquita Burrita, the smokin' hot boy probably thought you were too

those are all great, thanks to everyone who contributed


Today I decided to broaden this thread a little by including the following

Also tell us about other swimmers nick names
tell us the story behind them?


today i was talking with an ex swimmer at rotary

he said that bob saeger, rich saegers brother's nickname in high school was
TitLets
because he had massive pecs

or Steve Lundquist was Lunk

I look forward to reading more posts,

Raz

poolraat
February 6th, 2007, 02:50 PM
I'll post my son's nickname given to him by his non-swimming friends.
It's also a play on our last name.
"Fish"

SwimStud
February 6th, 2007, 02:55 PM
I don't have a swimming nickname. It'll have to be born at Zones...unless Some_Girl has an idea...she's seen me swim.
...I used to be called Rabbit. I had a tendency to talk a lot (can you believe that?) Rabbit is a British colloquialism for talking...

okoban
February 6th, 2007, 04:33 PM
I hope someday I will have a swimming team:(
We will have some stories:blah:
Then I will have a nick name :agree:
Somedaaay, somehooow, somewheeere !!!!!!!

swimr4life
February 6th, 2007, 04:56 PM
A lot of my friends I swam AAU with had moved from the north to the Atlanta area. They all spoke with a northern accent. I have a very southern accent so they called me Scarlet....but they would say "Well hello MISS SCAAAALET!" ;)

Got Boost
February 6th, 2007, 09:23 PM
My swimming nickname was, it is now extrodinarly unfitting, was Speed King.

My age group coach back in the day heard a funny story what is was I really do not remember but at some point in the story was the line "Are you reasy speed king?" He asked me that before every event and from then on it stuck. Only my swimming friends used that one.
Now a fitting nick name now for me would be anchor, as in sink like one.
Got Boost

The Fortress
February 6th, 2007, 09:33 PM
but they would say "Well hello MISS SCAAAALET!" ;)


I love that one FAF Sista!

Kristina: Yours were truly hysterical. Gave me a good laugh!

I've been through many incarnations of nicknames. I started out as Crash because some mishaps in diving and gymnastics led me to swimming. Then (sorry baby sister), I became FlyQueen. That led to Queenie, Dairy Queen and DQ. As I got older, no one could pronounce my French maiden name and I was called French Fry at lot. When I was in my late teens and failed to grow, I was called Little Bullet or LB and then Dyno-mite or Mite. One summer, I was also called FH for free hater (sorry twin) because I cruised a lot of those mega distance free sets in protest and boredom. Don't really have a masters nickname. Except some teammates call me L'il Mermaid because of my fin use. Right now, I'm enjoying FAF Sista.

Seagurl51
February 7th, 2007, 12:07 AM
No one's ever taken the time to give me a real nickname, but online most people know me as Seagurl.

I get called Cara or *cringe* K-eye-ra (phonetically) a lot...but I wouldn't call it a nickname. I guess my name is just to hard to say......

aquaFeisty
February 7th, 2007, 07:38 AM
I get called Cara or *cringe* K-eye-ra (phonetically) a lot...but I wouldn't call it a nickname. I guess my name is just to hard to say......


Um, uh oh, that's how I've been pronouncing it (Keye-ra). How do you say your name? Kee-ra?

SwimStud
February 7th, 2007, 08:52 AM
Kee-ra...rhymes with Shee-ra. LOL

Kyra would be K-eye-ra with my British pronounciation. Kiera would be Keera. K-eye-ra is easier to make Rhymes with!.:rofl:

newmastersswimmer
February 7th, 2007, 09:40 AM
Kee-ra...rhymes with Shee-ra. LOL

Kyra would be K-eye-ra with my British pronounciation. Kiera would be Keera. K-eye-ra is easier to make Rhymes with!. posted by The BritWit


So does this mean we will all be reading another one of your limericks in the near future? Perhaps one about you, Keeeeera, Allen and some of your other twisted breaststroke buddies (maybe even That Northern Dude)??

Newmastersswimmer

Seagurl51
February 7th, 2007, 09:55 AM
Um, uh oh, that's how I've been pronouncing it (Keye-ra). How do you say your name? Kee-ra?


Pronounced the same as Kiera Knightly or Kyra Sedgwick.....or that lady on CNN.

some_girl
February 7th, 2007, 12:38 PM
...unless Some_Girl has an idea...she's seen me swim.


Yeah. I'm gonna call you the Race Ruiner. Or perhaps the Distractor.

SwimStud
February 7th, 2007, 12:41 PM
Yeah. I'm gonna call you the Race Ruiner. Or perhaps the Distractor.

Hahaha--sure blame me noodle arms... ;)

Donna
February 7th, 2007, 05:42 PM
One of my teammates gave me the nickname "the Alpha Female", because of my competitive nature in and out of practice.

FlyQueen
February 7th, 2007, 11:17 PM
I've never really had a true nickname ... it's very sad, I feel like there is a big void in my life ... :( :(

Two of my best buds on my team tried to make my nickname mosquito because they said I'm little and buzz around annoyingly ... they claim they were kidding ... :shakeshead:

One coach tried to make H2 work, which I'm a fan of but that hasn't stuck either ... so I'm just Heather to everyone ...

In preschool I was mighty mite ...