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    Favorite Swimming Tee Shirt Sayings

    In another thread a member drew a parallel between learning to get off the block at the sound of the start horn, and Pavlov 's dogs salivating at the sound of a bell. That reminded me of my favorite tee from my college days. On the front: Does the name Pavlov ring a bell? On the back: No, but it makes me drool!


    So, that thought led me to thinking about all the cute tee shirts I've seen kids wearing at meets and was wondering what your favorite swim tee shirt saying is?


    At the last meet I timed there was a young woman there who was truely very fast. Her tee said, "Don't think of it as losing, think of it as being beaten by a girl!"

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    I don't know of any but I would like to get a few new swimming tee's. Hopefully some good ideas will pop up in this thread.

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    "When the going gets tough, the sprinters get out!"
    ---University of Alabama, ca 1977

    "It's not the meat, it's the motion."
    ---Harvard Women's Swimming, ca 1976

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    The front of the shirt says "Fight to the Finish" and the back says "Trample the Weak; Hurdle the Dead." And my friend got me a shirt of X-mas that says "I am the warrior." Those are two of my favorite shirts. They are the only two real attitude shirts I have...I'm looking forward to wearing them at my first meet!!

    ~Kyra

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    Originally posted by gull80
    "When the going gets tough, the sprinters get out!"
    ---University of Alabama, ca 1977
    I had a Speedo shirt with a similar theme. One side said "long distance workout" and it showed a cartoon of swimmers in a pool. The back said "sprinters workout" and showed a guy laying on a towel on the pool deck. I liked it because both sprinters and distance swimmers can appreciate the humor.

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    Another Alabama shirt ca. 1987:

    Don't cross the river if you can't swim the tide!

    I guess Gambril had some creative flare.

    My favorite shirt of all time (so far)

    Triathlon: Why excel in one sport when you can be mediocre in three?

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    Not exactly swimming, but my high school water polo team had T-shirts that said "Reading High Water Polo" on the front, and on the back was a guy standing on a pool deck, scratching his head and looking at the ripples of water in the pool.

    The caption read, "Don't even ask me where the horse is!"
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    My favorite T-shirt is my Georgia Masters Swimming shirt. On the back it says, "The older we get, the faster we were."

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    Tee Shirts

    Hello all,

    First of all, a Happy New Year to everyone. Now, here's a tee shirt I like wearing.

    FRONT:

    (Over left breast) "Swimming easy?"

    BACK:

    "If swimming were easy, it would be called (check all that apply):"

    [] Football
    [] Baseball
    [] Basketball
    [] Soccer
    [] Tennis

    [] are check marks in boxes. I don't remember all on the list, but you get the idea, I'm sure. It's raised a few eyebrows.

    Have a great day.

    Mark

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    "Eat my wake."

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    Although I can't figure out how to add all the additional symbols emphasizing the sounding out of the phrase, it is a tee-shirt with a Nike emblem I picked up at Baltimore LC Nat's in 2000.

    aquaticus kick-assicus
    (swimmers kick butt)

    Jim

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    Originally posted by swimr4life
    My favorite T-shirt is my Georgia Masters Swimming shirt. On the back it says, "The older we get, the faster we were."
    That's one of my favorites, too. My dad has that one.

    I like "Instant swimmer, Just add water"

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    I have a few of the shirts from this web site. They have some really good ones.

    http://www.swimts.com/

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    1) Don't touch me I'm tapered
    2)Old age and treachery will triumph over youth and skill
    3) (front) Shaved (back) It's a swim thing ,you wouldn't understand.
    "To strive,to seek,to find,and not to yield" Tennyson
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    I like the Indy SwimFit shirt from the 2003 SC Nationals.

    "The beatings will stop when the morale imporves."

    All 70 of the swimmers they brought to the meet were wearing these.
    Mark Gill

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    Another one I like (Walnut Creek has a bunch) is:

    "Go the extra mile. It's not crowded!"

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    I can't remember where I saw this one, but it made me laugh:

    "It's not whether you win or lose...
    It's whether I win or lose."

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    I have seen this at meets:

    "Aging slows the swimming, Swimming slows the aging"


    Also our team gave out a shirt to one of our members many years ago that stated this:

    " Aged Grouper" It was a play on the term "age group" swimming for us older folks.

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    Being a mother of swimmers, one of my favorites was a t-shirt that said something to the effect of having sons who shaved their legs, and daughters who did not.

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    Originally posted by Allen Stark
    3) (front) Shaved (back) It's a swim thing ,you wouldn't understand.
    Ohhhhhhhhhhhh - that is sooooo good. I have to find one of those!!!

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