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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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I was at a prep school of no more than 250, with only about 12 in the top year. As I'd only just moved into private schooling, I was rougher round the edges than most and basically the girls loved it!

Come sports day, and there are only really 2 of us that are any good. I won everything under 1500m (racing against all ages, but with head starts!!) and Sid won everything over that. So cross country arrives, 6 miles across the school lands, and me and Sid agree that he'll carry my hole punch thing (think orienteering) and I'll have a little rest in exchange for me doing his maths homework for a month.

The following happened. Me and current squeeze Felicity (real name) went for some sports of our own, while Sid ran off to get me a thoroughly deserved 5th place. Best cross country I've ever done; private school girls, the myth is so true...
(, Fri 31 Mar 2006, 13:19, Reply)

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