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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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Twas the middle of winter
And I was at school. Well, maybe it was spring. I was at my then primary school which was the hell pit Catholic school run by those evil devil spawn women (Nuns for those that haven't figured it out).. Aaaanyhooo

It was deemed that as the pool had lost it's crust of ice - it was an outside pool that wasn't in any way, shape or form heated despite what they said.... Therefore we could swim in it.

The changing blocks were essentially wooden cabins on stilts. However, the stilts were holding the cabin off the ground leaving a clear foot of space for the wind to blow onto our little 8 year old bodies. And the cabins were see through.

The pool, once we were herded into it was just above the temparature reserved for icebergs - you dove in (or were shoved by the evil ones) and your body went into shock and you'd float to the surface in shock unable to swim.

Summer wasn't any better.

Wo Betide you if you deigned to drown - you'd get yelled at for drowning - none of that "Are you ok", no no, more "Stop drowning you pus filled bag of crap", etc.....

Trauma - Oh yes.

Long term mental issues - Definetly.

Length, girth, width, frequency - You like it good baby :-)
(, Tue 4 Apr 2006, 13:39, Reply)

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