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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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At one of the annual school sports events this one was the winter "track and field" event. I somehow became a volunteer for helping out in the canteen selling drinks and nibles at the oval/sports center up the road from my school where the event is held.

To my surprise while mucking about I discovered that in a pile of newspapers in the corner of the canteen was hidden a playboy book (it was a special issue featuring just the full-page cartoons). I devised a sneaky plan to smuggle it out without anybody detecting it involving my jacket (later transferred to my bag).

I still have that book to this day! :)

/edit: I was crap at the events too by the way. Even though my town brought up a couple of sporting heros such as Melinda Gainsford (Olympic Athlete) and Glen McGrath (Aussie Cricketer).
(, Thu 30 Mar 2006, 14:55, Reply)

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