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    Cool You know your a swimmer continued.

    You know your a swimmer when you walk into a indoor pool and inhale deeply enjoying the aroma of cholirine.

    You know your a swimmer when you know the exact site of every indoor and outdoor pool where you have been station.

    You know your a swimmer when after six long weeks of basic trianing you are released to do what ever you want and you go for a swim.

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    You know you are a swimmer when you are draining a huge pot of pasta over the kitchen sink and you smell the chlorine wafting off your skin.

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    Re: You know your a swimmer continued.

    Resurrecting an ancient post to see if there's any life left in the forums.

    You know you're a swimmer when you're so tired from swimming you're not even able to spell properly.

    Less snarky, but all 2020, you know you're a swimmer when your pools are closed due to another COVID-19 lockdown, it's only been 3 days and you're fantasizing about jumping in a nearly frozen lake on New Year's Day ... anything to get the feeling of immersion even if the water temp will be around 40F.

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    Re: You know your a swimmer continued.

    You dream about swim meets. Unfortunately most of them have me forgetting my suit or something.
    "To strive,to seek,to find,and not to yield" Tennyson
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    Re: You know your a swimmer continued.

    Quote Originally Posted by pwb View Post
    .. anything to get the feeling of immersion even if the water temp will be around 40F.
    Evidently I am not a swimmer.

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    Re: You know your a swimmer continued.

    WOW! I can’t believe the forum servers even store posts for 18 years. How many pages back did you have to go to find that?

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    Re: You know your a swimmer continued.

    Quote Originally Posted by ForceDJ View Post
    WOW! I can’t believe the forum servers even store posts for 18 years. How many pages back did you have to go to find that?

    Dan
    I went back to the last page I could find and looked for a post that might still have relevance. I guess I was bored!

    But, maybe the message to USMS digital leaders is that we once had, for almost two decades, a lively, engaging forum. I think we could have it again. I think a private/purpose-focused forum is better than Facebook or Instagram. Those platforms are fine for broadcasting, but the business/social world of 2020 and beyond is all about narrowcasting and hyper-segmenting content to the audience. I gather that USMS is putting in place a new digital platform ... I just hope it will have discussion / collaboration features like the Forums do/did and that USMS will promote the heck out of it.

    A committed and engaged community is a terrible thing to waste. As we probably still won't have much in the way of IRL events in 2021, it's now or never to rebuild a vibrant, digitally engaged, global, Masters swimming community.

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    Re: You know your a swimmer continued.

    Interesting. It may be that they just want to get away from managing the platform. Several years ago RUNNER’S WORLD had a discussion forum platform. I had been active on it for years. Seemed to me that it was valuable asset to them (RW). There were lots of ads on it so businesses were paying them money for that. Although USMS forums don’t have ads. But then for some reason they turned management of it over to active.com but it was still the RW forums. Active sponsors lots of online event registration, and other stuff like that. They screwed it all up. The discussion forums kinda went to hell and a and hand basket. Soon thereafter they (Active) shut them down with RW’s approval.

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    Re: You know your a swimmer continued.

    To all that matter --- keep some form of this forum platform for us that look forward to our interactions with other like minded swimmers in the new digital platform!!

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    Re: You know your a swimmer continued.

    When you consider 5:00AM sleeping in......

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    Re: You know your a swimmer continued.

    Someone just fix the your to you're...my head is exploding here!
    Last edited by Calvin S; January 7th, 2021 at 12:31 PM.

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    Re: You know your a swimmer continued.

    When the smell of chlorine raises your HR significantly.

    When you are walking about town doing arm activation movements.

    When you don't need to look for the wall anymore.
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    Re: You know your a swimmer continued.

    Quote Originally Posted by Skuj View Post
    When you don't need to look for the wall anymore.
    I know I shouldn't ... but I still do!!

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    Re: You know your a swimmer continued.

    When you jump in and inform the lifeguard, to the nearest quarter of a degree, what the water temperature is.

    When you know, to the nearest quarter of a second, the split between the "synchronized" clocks at each end of the pool.

    When you tighten the lane ropes.
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    Re: You know your a swimmer continued.

    When you go and buy one of those special mattresses.

    When the first sign of time-off swimming is clear sinuses.

    When you sniff your swimwear because you miss the pool.

    (Ok, I'll stop now.)
    PRs: 25m-16.0/50m-34.75/100m-1:17.0/200m-2:55.5/400m-6:14/800m-12:50/1500m-24:57/3000m-?

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    Re: You know your a swimmer continued.

    Quote Originally Posted by 67King View Post
    When you consider 5:00AM sleeping in......
    Yet another sign I am not a swimmer.

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    Re: You know your a swimmer continued.

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl_S View Post
    Yet another sign I am not a swimmer.
    Yeah, I'm with you on this. I love afternoon swimming.
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    Re: You know your a swimmer continued.

    Quote Originally Posted by Calvin S View Post
    Some just fix the your to you're...my head is exploding here!
    YES! I can't respond until this is fixed. Killing me.
    --Mike Tyson (yes, my real name)

    https://blogs.marathonswimmers.org/ironmike/

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    Re: You know your a swimmer continued.

    ... when you can't figure out why your hair has any curl.

    ... when you take a hot shower and smell the pool coming out of your pores.


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    Re: You know your a swimmer continued.

    Quote Originally Posted by Redbird Alum View Post
    ... when you take a hot shower and smell the pool coming out of your pores.
    I miss that!

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