Swimming

5 Things I've Learned After 4 Months of Swimming

5 Things I've Learned After 4 Months of SwimmingI've been swimming every weekday for four months. Here's what I've learned after four months of swimming.

If you're swimming in chlorine as I am, get yourself a good pair of goggles. My Nike goggles have saved my eyes.

goggles

Even with a good pair of goggles, a little chlorine is going to get in your eyes and you're going to start resembling a pothead. Bonus tip for potheads: tell your employer and colleagues that you're a swimmer.

pothead

Your hair will never be the same, so you're going to need a good clarifying shampoo.

kramer

Don't swallow the water. It's not nearly as tasty as it looks. Bonus tip: don't chew gum while you swim.

drink-water

Instead of counting lengths, time your swim so you can solve the world's problems. There's no better place to think than in the pool, and you don't want to waste that thinking by keeping track of your lap count.

thinker

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What Swimming Every Day Is Doing To My Hair

What Swimming Every Day Is Doing To My HairStarting the day after Thanksgiving, I've been swimming every weekday. I love it, but the chlorine has given me crazy hair.

On a good day, I like to think I now look like this:

wolverine

In reality, I'm sure I'm looking more like a combination of this:

kramer

And this:

einstein

I love the swimming, I just hate the chlorine.

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