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    Funky Trunks Fridays (the FTF) Movement

    After purchasing a pair of "Funky Trunks," wearing them to practice last Friday, and mentioning this in my blog, a few other bloggers (Tim and Patrick) thought "Funky Trunks Fridays" (FTF) would be a fun idea to get started. In addition, one of us received criticism from their AGers about being "too old" to wear funky trunks. What a challenge! Are masters swimmers really too old to wear Funky Trunks or do we look.......well, amazing?

    Borrowing a bit from "Alice's Restaurant:"

    "And can you, can you imagine fifty masters swimmers, I said
    fifty walking in and wearing Funky Trunks on Friday and
    jumping in. And friends they may think it's a movement."

    Join us in the Funky Trunks Fridays Movement (the FTF) and wear your funkiest trunks (don't have to be Funky Trunk brand) to practice on Fridays, talk to your teammates, spread the movement. Sign on and let us know who's the funkiest and how your are making out.
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    Re: Funky Trunks Fridays (the FTF) Movement

    We need photos! Please post a photo!

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    Re: Funky Trunks Fridays (the FTF) Movement

    Yup, Jayhawk refers to "the twenty-seven 8 by 10 color glossy photographs with the circles and arrows and the paragraph on the back of each one tellin' what each one was."

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    Re: Funky Trunks Fridays (the FTF) Movement

    I went to the funky trunks web site and clicked on size XXL. It says there are no products in this category, so I think we're safe.

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    Re: Funky Trunks Fridays (the FTF) Movement

    Utah triple crown (24 miles http://openwaterpedia.com/index.php?...ater_Swimming)) last summer with my funky trunks (pug with sunglasses and bow tie). Embracing my huskiness. None of the races were done on a Friday, however.
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    Re: Funky Trunks Fridays (the FTF) Movement

    Kurt, continuing the "Alice's Restaurant" theme, no need for the circles and arrows on that color glossy photograph...

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    Re: Funky Trunks Fridays (the FTF) Movement

    A not-particularly-flattering photo of me (pink cap) wearing Great Victorian Swim Series special edition Funkitas.

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    Funky Trunks and Funkita sponsor Masters Swimming Victoria here in Australia (my state Masters swimming org - equivalent of a LMSC, I guess?)

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    Re: Funky Trunks Fridays (the FTF) Movement

    Quote Originally Posted by Kurt Dickson View Post
    Utah triple crown (24 miles http://openwaterpedia.com/index.php?...ater_Swimming)) last summer with my funky trunks (pug with sunglasses and bow tie)
    I always appreciate it when you wear a bright suit for OW racing, Kurt. I remember the days when you had a hot pink suit with polka dots - when I was in shape, your suit acted as a guide to know who to draft off; when I was out of shape, it was just a blur and my dreams of gold were dashed again!

    Keep it funky my friend.

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    Re: Funky Trunks Fridays (the FTF) Movement

    You're looking great Kurt. Note all of the female attention. Is it the man or the trunks, who knows? Good point Bob about the 27 photos with circles and arrows.

    Nice pic sportygeek, lookin good, you're a little closer to the funky trunks source in Melbourne. Good to see its happening down under. thanks.

    I noticed in the picture on the main USMS page of the Texas Longhorns masters team that there are number of swimmers already in funky trunks. If we can get the Texas Longhorns masters to sign on for Funky Trunks Fridays that would surely be the beginning of a movement.
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