Friday FunDay: What Is Your Swimming Nightmare? (Take the Poll)

Connor Dwyer consoles himself after a false start in the 400 freestyle.

Friday FunDay: What Is Your Swimming Nightmare? (Take the Poll)

We all have them, from childhood into adulthood. Some are vague. Some feel almost too real. Whatever the type, nightmares come and go. Given their normalcy as part of our sleep patterns, this week’s Friday FunDay poses the question: What is your swimming nightmare?

Is it false-starting during a big race? The legendary Ian Thorpe lived that experience in the 400-meter freestyle during the 2004 Australian Olympic Trials. Thorpe’s nightmare, though, had a positive outcome, as Craig Stevens ultimately yielded his spot in the event at the Athens Games, paving the way for Thorpe to repeat as Olympic champion.

Is your nightmare getting caught in the closing strokes? Maybe it’s completely missing a turn, which leads to the knowledge that the race will not produce the result you envisioned. Is your nightmare suffering a .01 setback to a longtime rival? Could it be that you never made it to the blocks, as some sort of mishap led you to miss your race? Is your nightmare something else?

We’ve created a quiz for this week’s Friday FunDay where you can select your swimming nightmare from the choices provided, or offer up an additional option. Feel free to offer a comment describing your dreaded nightmare.

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Swim Shady
Swim Shady
16 days ago

goggles (or cap) falling off in the beginning of the mile

Rati
Rati
15 days ago

At a meet, and start swimming the wrong stroke. Dang!!!

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