11 sayings all swimmers know too well

Swimmers are unique — to say the least.

They create large splashes in and out of the pool, often seeming bizarre and insane to the outsider but completely normal and even conventional to a fellow swimmer.

Full disclosure – I belong to this unusual species.

I get up for 5 a.m. practices and secretly enjoy it.

I relish the smell of chlorine, and I actually think one-pieces are high fashion.

But we can be a cliquish group among our own kind, so to help keep our non-swimming friends in the loop, here are some of the more common sayings that all swimmers recognize

by Elizabeth Cochran

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