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This is a question School Sports Day

At some point in the distant past, someone at my school had built a large concrete tank behind the sheds and called it a swimming pool. Proud of this, they had a "Swimming Sports Day" in which everyone had to participate, even those who couldn't swim (they got to walk across the shallow end of the tank).

This would probably have been OK if the pool hadn't turned a deep opaque green the night before due to lack of maintainance. Even the school sports stars didn't want to go near the gloopy mess in the pool. We were practically pushed in. I'm sure some of the younger kids never surfaced again and the non-swimmers looked petrified.

Tell us your sports day horrors.

(, Thu 30 Mar 2006, 11:13)
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I was forced to do the 800m (2 people from each house had to compete) against my will. I hate running. I'd already done shotputt, javeline and longjump.

I faked an asthma attack after the first lap and dropped out.

Oh, and one of the girls in the year above me was doing the steeplechase (lots of times around the running track, but you have to do the water jump as well). She jumped over the barrier, into the water, slipped over in the murky depths and broke one wrist; as she was lying there in agony, someone else jumped in and broke her other wrist.

About 2 weeks before her GCSEs. Ouch.
(, Thu 30 Mar 2006, 14:08, Reply)

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