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There is nothing like the smell of chlorine in the morning, and nothing like the smell of victory in the evening. - Coach Drake

The water is your friend. You don't have to fight with water, just share the same spirit as the water, and it will help you move. ~Aleksandr Popov

There is no victory in practice, but without practice there is no victory.

"I swim for that little 5 year old girl who jumped in the water on her first day of practice and forgot to bring her heart back out with her afterwards."

You know you're a swimmer when "IM" doesn't mean "instant message".

H2O: two parts Heart and one part Obsession.

Don't count the laps, make the laps count.

Venimus, Natavimus, Vicimus - (We came, We Swam, We Conquered)

A swimmer isn't measured by their speed but by their will to succeed.

"Success comes with the determination to get up the morning after the hardest practice of your life--and do it all over again!"

"It's funny how the longer you train, the shorter the race will be."

Cheat on your boyfriend, not your workout! Cheat on your girlfriend, not your workout!

If I had one day to live, I would go to a swim meet, because they last forever!

You know that you are a swimmer when you don't recognize the people on your team when they are wearing clothes.

Life evolved from water, we're just trying to get home.

Chlorine is my perfume.

I know people who think swimming is an individual sport. They've never tried practicing alone.

The Team Takes Care of Me, and I Take Care of The Team.

Each member of a swim team has a responsibility to be better today, than they were yesterday, as an athlete, and as a person. That's how teams get better.

Individuals on successful swim teams give back. If they want to be cheered for, they cheer for teammates. If they need special attention, they provide special attention to others.

Seventy-five percent of our planet is water - can you swim?

What goes around comes around, just like a flip turn.

Seven days of no swimming makes one weak.

If you have a lane, you have a chance.

Oxygen is overrated.

"I concentrate on preparing to swim my race and let the other swimmers think about me, not me about them."
Amanda Beard

"I wouldn't say anything is impossible. I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and put the work and time into it".
Michael Phelps

In Swimming, you don't get what you wish for; you get what you WORK for!

Swimmers ... Push Back The Pain To Find The Glory

The fastest way to excel in swimming is to make the tough event the event you swim the best.

You know you're a swimmer if when a mosquito tries to sting you and it dies of chorine poisoning first

"To swim fast, you need to swim fast"
Obviously said by a coach.......

"When you can't swim faster, give up; when you can't hold your breath any longer, breath; when your muscles cramp up, stop; when your too tired to go on, take a break; sorry, you're not a swimmer."

Breathing is essential for life, but not for the 50 free.

It's that one extra set that nobody wants to do at practice, that could make you get that first place you always want.

There's enough water in the pool already. Quit crying, put your head down and SWIM.

(swim-city.com - discussion forum); (quotegarden.com); (swimpsychology.com); (All others are quotes that have been generally known and used in the swimming community for years.)

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no time outs
no replacements
no half time
no injurie stops
no red flags
no over time


I swim, therefore IM :)

Obsessed is the word lazy people use for dedicated.
I would trade doubt for belief, I would trade sweat for strength, I would trade SWIMMING for nothing.

In other sports you train for hours to play an hour.

In swimming you train for weeks to race for seconds.

My weapon is my body, My element is water, My world is swimming

Swim teams are like families. It ain't always pretty, but it's much more rewarding to be in one. 

You know your a swimmer when

1. you have more shampoo and lotion in your locker than you do in your bathroom
2. your amazed that you haven't contracted athletes foot from the pool deck
3. you ditch a vacation for winter break training
4. you don't laugh when someone says "breast stroke"
5. you have permanent indentations around your eyes from goggles
6. you enjoy the smell of chlorine
7. you have more suits than you do underwear

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