With 200+ kids running around on deck your bound to have quite a few different personality types. Here are just a few that spectators, volunteers, and anyone else at the meet may encounter.
The Late Comer
“The starter pulls the microphone up to his mouth ‘take your mark’…‘sorry guys looks like my heat is up’”
The Early Comer
“It’s event #4 and Danielle is already behind the block, for tomorrow’s meet.”
“Heat winners everywhere and a bunch of angry looks from the lane leaders who he out touched all meet long.”
“The newest tech suit, the tightest cap money can buy, goggles that have a built in screen telling you how fast you’re going and what place you’re in.
“The only swimmer on deck in a swimsuit you would wear to the beach, with no goggles, and the wrong teams cap on. Say hello, to the rookie.”
“Runs up to the blocks, forgets goggles, gets goggles, forgets cap, misses event, realizes it wasn’t his event, not in any events, forgets he’s not on the swim team.”
“Added .01 and still wins, but prepare yourself for a river of sadness, ladies and gentlemen Ms.EndOfTheWorld”
“Now you see me, now you don’t. Could have been because of an injury or just needing time off, but make no mistake the comeback kid is here to win.”
“The doctor is in and he’s standing behind the blocks doing all sorts of crazy pre-race rituals. The doctor is also likely wearing twelve good luck charms”
“Hands shaking, sweating bullets, on the verge of passing out, channel those nerves towards to the pool Nelly!”