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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 am possible the most unco-ordinated swimmer in history. My style of swimming basically consists of flailing about like someone having a seizure. Never-the-less I can swim in terms of I can keep myself from drowning.

Anyway once at a swimming carnival I was "swimming" in my usual style and my forth grade teacher started stripping off his shirt so he could dive in a save me. Luckily I saved him the trouble by making it to the other side.

Also I once got a 4th place ribbon...in a race with only 4 people.
(, Fri 31 Mar 2006, 14:22, Reply)

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