Jingle Bells – Swimming Version

Jingle-Bells
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By Grace Nordquist, Swimming World College Intern.

‘Tis the season to be jolly – but sometimes during practice, we don’t always feel all that festive. Have you ever changed the words to a song before? Maybe you changed the words to fit your mood. This Christmas season, maybe you find yourself recreating Christmas songs during swim practice.

Here’s a swimmer’s rendition to the traditional “Jingle Bells.” If you find yourself feeling down in practice, sing this song to give yourself a laugh and lift your spirits. Or if your teams looking for something to do while training over break, you could make up more songs on your own and sing them caroling.

“Jingle Bells”

Swimming through the pool
In a much too crowded lane
O’er the waves we go
Choking all the way
(cough cough cough)

This set starts to sting
Taking all my might
It’s not fun to try and lead
This swimming set tonight

OHHHH-

Starts and turns, starts and turns
Starts and turns today!
Oh, what a nice break it’d be
To do starts ‘n turns now- hey!
Starts and turns, starts and turns
Starts and turns today!
And by starts and turns I don’t mean
50s sprints right now-hey!

Swimming through the pool
In a still too crowded lane
We just lost that freshmen
Barfing in the drain
(yack yack yack)

It’s only been an hour
Yes I have been counting-
I don’t know if I’ll power through
this swim practice tonight

OHHHH-

Starts and turns, starts and turns
Starts and turns today!
Oh, what a nice break it’d be
To do starts ‘n turns now- hey!
Starts and turns, starts and turns
Starts and turns today!
And by starts and turns I don’t mean
50s sprints right now-hey!

Swimming through the pool
In a lesser crowded lane
That freshman has a cramp
Crying out in pain
(ow ow ow)

Only thirty minutes left
That’s still a lot of time
For coach to kill us all at
This swim practice tonight

OHHHH-

Starts and turns, starts and turns
Starts and turns today!
Oh, what a nice break it’d be
To do starts ‘n turns now- hey!
Starts and turns, starts and turns
Starts and turns today!
And by starts and turns I don’t mean
50s sprints right now-hey!

Swimming through the pool
In a worn out brittle lane
Running out of Freshmen
To take on all the blame
(ha ha ha)

Coach writes on the board
Merry Christmas team
I guess we can do starts and turns
For the next fifteen-

OHHHHH-

Starts and turns, starts and turns
Starts and turns RIGHT NOW!
Oh, what a nice break it is
To do starts ‘n turns now- hey!
Starts and turns, starts and turns
Starts and turns RIGHT NOW!
Too bad by starts ‘n turns coach means
50s sprints right now- (sarcastic) Yay!

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2 comments

  1. avatar
    hassaana

    nice song