Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). You might be an open water swimmer if ... - Marathon Swimmers Forum Toggle navigation Marathon Swimmers Forum Sign In You might be an open water swimmer if ... «123»Comments heart Member October 2013 ... when friends talk to you about Diana Nyad, you take a big breath and say, "ok, so let me explain." Like Leonore Member October 2013 That is so true. Like mjstaples Atlanta, GA, USMember October 2013 @heart I've said that so much over the past month! Like Natalieswims Member October 2013 You might be an open water swimmer when you crave a bowl of hot soup after a 7 am swim on a warm sunny day. Like Natalieswims Member October 2013 ....when you're at the hardware store for some home improvements, but your bf or spouse has to come find you. You're looking at hot pink twine and other cool ideas for feeding mechanisms. Like Natalieswims Member October 2013 ...when you drive on PCH and you see Catalina on a clear, still day and think son of a...why didn't I get these conditions? Like suziedods Member October 2013 When someone asks you where the nearest place to swim is , a pool is not the first thing that comes to mind. People still look at you funny. They wanna know where the pool is. I love swimmingwww.suziedodsswimcoaching.com Like ChickenOSea Charter Member October 2013 Exactly. People come to Chicago and ask where to swim. Ummm Lake Michigan? The usual response is "ewwww" Like Spacemanspiff Member October 2013 You hate cruise ships because you have to look at it all day, but you can't touch it... Like Spacemanspiff Member October 2013 Every time you take your family to the beach, about 2 hours in your spouse, without prompting, sighs deeply and says, "Fine. Go ahead." Like suziedods Member November 2013 Crossing the Richmond /San Rafael Bridge on an earrrrly Sunday ( before dawn) you crane your neck to see through the railings to see what the water looks like.... I love swimmingwww.suziedodsswimcoaching.com Like Sharko Member November 2013 edited November 2013 Walking into the day room at the mighty South End....it's winter...water is 49f and it's raining..you see a pilot reading the Comical....sudenly both look at Alcatraz....the swimmer says let's do it, both nod and agree.... because it has to be done!!!! "I never met a shark I didn't like" Like rxleakem Member November 2013 edited November 2013 ... when, while getting some tests done at the doctor's office, you are questioned as to whether you have started any new meds that might lower your heart rate. "Nope, I've just taken up endurance/marathon swimming since my last visit." ;) <))>< Like frnkdeb Member November 2013 The pharmacist thinks you are having a lot more fun with the tubs of Vaseline than you actually are. Like JenA Member November 2013 ... when even the slightest scent of diesel makes you grin, inhale, and sigh happily. :) Like bklynmermaid Member November 2013 You are wearing a bikini and sunscreen under your long underwear, and pack hot snaps and tea Like bklynmermaid Member November 2013 you find yourself forgetting that a deck change is not widely accepted on the gym floor or yoga studio…. Like ssthomas Charter Member November 2013 edited November 2013 ...this happens....at the end of October, nonetheless! Like heart Member December 2013 You have boat captain and kayaker friends from all over the world. Like suziedods Member January 12 You have GU, goggles , caps, suits in EVERY locale, car, office , parents house, two pools..and TWO clubs. I love swimmingwww.suziedodsswimcoaching.com Like swimchica623 Member January 12 When tourists at your Florida beach eye you suspiciously and ask if you are Canadians, because those would be the only people silly enough to go frolicking in 58 degree water. (Then said tourists are flabbergasted because not only are you a local, plan on going in the water, but you plan on swimming in it and not coming out for four or more hours). Like Laflamme02 Member January 13 You don't wear a coat in the winter because being mildly cold is 'good training'. Like heart Member January 17 You have interesting conversations with TSA agents about the peculiar contents of your luggage. Like bobswims Charter Member January 17 When you do a workout in a pool, you never refer to it as going for a swim. Like gnome4766 Member January 20 When you lean down to the floor and water drips out your nose. Like Gords Charter Member March 24 When you see a half moon in the sky and go into flashback mode. Like cynswims Member May 18 You find sea grass in your laundry as you are putting it into the dryer. Like swimm4r Member May 19 edited May 19 You might be an open water swimmer if you spend your free time hovering over lakes and shorelines measuring distances on Google Earth. Like swimmer25k Member May 19 edited May 19 You might be a marathon swimmer the moment you realize the bubbles in your Speedo are the result of your Gatorade feeds metabolising. Like wendyv34 Member May 19 Your swim suit has frozen overnight, but you put it on again in the morning anyway. It's always a bad hair day when you work at a pool. Like «123» Sign In or Register to comment.