Unfortunately, you’ll always smell like you soak yourself in abrasive disinfectants, and other people (loved ones, co-workers, potential spouses) will inevitably wonder: why?
Swimming destroys your body fat percentage, but it also destroys your grocery bill. You’ll also spend half your paycheck at the grocery store on bacon, pasta, and Nutella, the latter of which you’ll likely finish before you even get home.
Look for hot guys and girls who are on the swimming teams of your own school and college but if you are really ambitious you can go about exploring your chances of getting to know the pros in your city or state.
Swim meets are hosted in almost all major cities on various levels of competition and these could be great places to meet established or budding swimmers.
I once watched a 92-year-old woman with severe arthritis in her hip swim two miles, a routine she does every day. Instead, you must endure floating rogue hairballs, 3-month old band-aids, huge globs of mucus, and, of course, other swimmers’ pee.
If an arthritis-inflicted 92-year-old great-grandmother swims two miles a day, you have no excuse not doing a 1,000-yard, 15-minute warm-up for the rest of your life. So while swimming is a nice respite from the real world, nothing says “real world” like some elderly person’s toe band-aid floating into your mouth. It’s like that quote: "I cannot fly, but swimming is the next best thing. Swimming is the best sport in the world—it feels just like flying.
However, too much chlorine may severely damage the brain cells, as evident by Ryan Lochte’s recent tweet: Literally.