So I'm on a competitive swim team. And yes, that means we wear speedos... but I have the decently long ones, other guys (especially the gay ones) wear the ones that are like fucking bikinis. Oh and the girls have one-pieces and most of them are really... annoying with high pitched voices. So don't get any ideas about saying, "Dude, you get all these hot chics" Although, a coupe are rather good lucking... and not annoying. And those are from my school, Beck. Some other school, that I very much despise, Beckendorff is full of geeks, gays, generally annoying people, and 1/3 of the student body is asian. As to why I depise that school, that's a story for another time. But if you really want to know, it's not that much, but if you ask here, I'll answer.
The first day of practice was today, I haven't swam since the last practice 2 months ago. Man, it was supposed to be easy, but I was really tired, hence the "beat up" face.
We swam... in this order.
300 reverse im, drill.
300 kick, 100 free, 100 choice, 100 free.
4x50 choice sprint
4 25s, focusing on the "laws of swimming*"
Pretty easy, but still. 2 months without swimming can make it really hard. It was from 4:30 until 6:00, just an hour and a half. Monday-Friday. But that's only this week. After this week, our team will be divided into bronze, silver, and gold.
1. attendance rate
2. T-30 test results (swim for 30 minutes, get as many laps as you can.)- probably the biggest factor
3. just generally not being a smart ass to the coaches and such.
gold>silver<bronze. Of course, the lower groups have less intense practices and a shorter practice. I will probably make bronze, just because of my sucking at the T-30. We have Thursdays off after this week.
Now, do I like swimming? Not really... my parents, particularly my mom, force me to do swim team. It keeps me in shape though, if I had never joined, I would be... really skinny, no muscles what so ever. I don't have that self-drive to do exercise on my own. But I always try hard in P.E. Stupid thing is that my mom will let me join another sports team for school (i.e. track), but I have to keep swimming. That's what I did last year during the track season.
right after school, 3:30 head to the Gym, get dressed, and start track. Very tiring, I did long-distance. We ran 4-6 miles every day. Our practices ended at... damn, 4:30? but that's only an hour... it might have been longer. Then I went to swimming at 6:00. At that time, there was no bronze, silver, and gold system. Just groups, like tadpole, stingray, maco, tigershark, etc. We had 6:00 practice, no time conflict. And it was lucky for me because our old coach quit (he was cool), and we got an old lady from the... Netherlands? So she gave us really easy, really easy practices. It was more of a relaxation than a workout.
But this time it's different. 4:30 to 6:00, time conflict there. Plus, the practices are very intense, I'll be dead after a week of track+swimming combination. No time to eat, or even change either. I want to just quit swimming for a few weeks to do track, but my mom is a bitch. So fucking stubborn.
Ah... sorry if I was rambling, and if that post is really long. So yeah, swim team... and this is the first time that I've ever used this face, because I'm so tired...