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  • Nov

    9 Reasons We're Thankful for Swimming

    As swimmers, we dedicate our whole lives to the sport. More times than not, heading to practice seems like a daily chore wedged into our routines. Swimming is the epitome of a love-hate relationship—one day you’re dreading it, the next day you’re excited to dive in (pun intended). Most swimmers will spend at least a fourth of their day swimming, talking about swimming or thinking about swimming—but what keeps us coming back?

    In honor of the holiday season, we can’t help but feel a little extra thankful for the sport that keeps our lives afloat (literally). Here are the top 9 reasons why we are thankful for swimming;

    1. The swimmer body—you don’t look like this by sitting on the couch.
    2. For those mornings that it’s warmer in the water than it is outside the water—and for being able to make it out of bed on those cold mornings.
    3. The ability to double your calorie intake and eat whatever you want, when you want it.
    4. Coaches—we wouldn’t be here without them.
    5. Teammates—we wouldn’t be sane without them.
    6. Tapering—and having an excuse to not have to shave.
    7. It teaches us to prioritize our time—it’s not easy juggling two-a-days, school, homework and a social life.
    8. Although we could do without the tan-lines, we’re thankful for the year around tans.
    9. It’s a lifetime sport.

     

    What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? Tell us in the comments below for a chance to win 3 festive, limited-edition Sporti Thanksgiving swim caps! 
     

     

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    Amanda Mullens
    3 years ago.
    So thankful for our swim team! We have amazing coaches!
    Allison
    3 years ago.
    I am so thankful for my health, family, and fiancé!
    K.
    6 years ago.
    I'm thankful for my wonderful swimming family!
    Amber Ferrin
    6 years ago.
    I'm thankful for my hardworking and supportive team, friends & family, and the fact that practice was canceled tonight for thanksgiving!
    Christina Koehler
    6 years ago.
    I'm thankful for my family, my 3 kids awesome coaches & my family's health!
    Noelle scott
    6 years ago.
    I'm thankful for my friends and swim family, the girft of life and the amazing ability to be a good swimmer ((and taper week))
    Emma Lemke
    6 years ago.
    I am thankful for my wonderful swim family and how amazing all of them are. I am thankful for my coach who pushes me to the limit, and helps me improve on my swimming. I am thankful for all my friends, and family who fully support me in everything. I am thankful for the troops who keep this country free.
    Christie Sledge
    6 years ago.
    This Thanksgiving is four years since my dad's cancer surgery in 2010. I am thankful every year for his remission.
    Noah
    6 years ago.
    I'm thankful for all my friends that I've made through swimming that have become my family.
    Emily Bouwman
    6 years ago.
    I'm thankful for all the opportunity I get, from swim to school trips!
    Philip
    6 years ago.
    Im thankful for my wife, who has been by my side for over 13 years. And still thinks I look hot in my jammers!!!
    Lauren Gantt
    6 years ago.
    I'm thankful for being with both my mom and dad this thanksgiving. I'm thankful for teen wolf and the 100. I'm thankful that my coaches have not killed me yet with all my complaining. I'm thankful for food.
    Aira
    6 years ago.
    I thankful for the times i can spend in the water and forget everything. I am thankful for being able to eat everything i want without getting fat. I am thankful for having a nice body without even spending time in gym. I am thankful for the free hair bleached hair. And i am thankful for being able to save people in the water and teach others to swim.
    Ally McLaughlin
    6 years ago.
    I'm thankful that our coach gave us Thursday AND Friday off of swimming this week!!
    Megan
    6 years ago.
    I am thankful that my son has found swimming. He has seizures and is unable to do many sports due to the risk of concussions and/or other head trauma. He loves the sport so much! It also helps with his ADHD and learning so many life skills that will stay with him throughout his life. He has big goals for himself making it to the 2024 Olympics and he has no doubt he will make it. It's amazing how one sport can create so much positivity in life!
    Cassie
    6 years ago.
    I'm thankful for the opportunity to get into the water and race to my full abilities. I'm thankful for my coaches who push me farther than I ever thought possible. I'm thankful for being held to high expectations, because the high expectations inspire me to do bigger and better things.
    Riley McNichols
    6 years ago.
    I am thankful that my parents can afford for me to have a swimming career an to have an amazing swim family
    Taylor Knight
    6 years ago.
    I'm thankful God gave me the ability to swim. This sport is my life and although I want to drown myself just to end the pain of practice sometimes, I wouldn't trade it for the world. This sport has influenced my life so much. I'm also thankful for the excuse not to shave. I save loads of money since I don't have to get a new razor for over 4 months lol
    Clarence Pryor
    6 years ago.
    I'm thankful that I met Ryan Lochte last year and battled Garrett Weber-Gale in my special home of Staten Island. I feel honored because of them.
    Jon Kurozawa
    6 years ago.
    I'm thankful for my daughter Mia and her dedication to swimming. Had a successful sophomore year, despite being sidelined for 4 weeks with a shoulder injury...and for a high school coach that guided her, led her and helped her achieve her goals this year, including 3 school records and a Conference championship!
    Timothy
    6 years ago.
    I'm thankful for my parents for allowing me to swim the whole year as well as all my coaches that got me here today!
    Connor
    6 years ago.
    I'm thankful for my team, because some of my teammates are literally my family. And I am thankful for food for saving me after practice
    Michelle
    6 years ago.
    Thankful for family and friends.
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