Ryan Lochte
By Tiffany Elias

Whether swimming is a past or present part of your life, your identity as a human has been completely molded and forever affected. Some of these "swimming" traits still define your very being.

Here are 8 ways the sport of swimming has probably taken over your identity:

1. To shower or not to shower...?

2. Class. Home of the wooden pillow

3. Chlorine tips + raccoon eyes = adolescence

4. My scent? Lick my arm and take a whiff

5. #swimmershoulderproblems

6. How I eat after practice

7. How I eat once I retire

8. How I handle every competitive situation in life

Embrace your identity. It's what makes you uniquely a swimmer.