Wednesday, October 1, 2008

No Get Out Swims

Back in the day, when we had swim practice the day before someones birthday. The birthdayee often had to do a "Get Out Swim" in the last 15 minutes or so of practice. The coach challenges the swimmer with some impossible time, and the swimmer goes at it while teammates watch from the sidelines. Everyone is very excited because if the swimmer makes the time, the practice is over for the day. Otherwise some heinous last "set" is given for the whole team to do.

It wasn't a get out swim but Ernie Challenged us  with a very difficult, swim until failure set. The idea being, you'll never make the last repetition but go for it anyway! I made the free, the fly wasn't quite fast enough. No matter... it was fast enough for this old man.

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