Thursday, July 5, 2012

Life just isn't fair

I read this article in Marathon Swimmers.org forum by Scott Zornig, SBCSA President.  And a lot of people have chimed in.  I'm adding my two cents here, so I can speak my mind as this is my site, and I don't need to filter anything.

"He called me a name!"  "I want that toy!"
Swimmers who whine about what other people are doing, are like little kids who whine when Mom and Dad bring home a dozen assorted donuts and they end up complaining, "Hey!  His donut is bigger than mine" or "His donut has sprinkles!  I wanted that one!"

Sure wetsuits give one an advantage, but if you have a problem with that, don't wear one!  Don't worry about what other people are doing, or saying about their swims.  It's their swim.  They can call it whatever the hell they want.  IT'S NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS!  You don't own the sport of open water swimming and if someone wants to swim in open water with a wetsuit, with paddles, fins, or whatever, who cares!  I have no respect for the media, so I don't care that they don't know the difference.  Just eat your damn donut and shut the hell up!

I've really had it with these elitists who feel like their swims are "lessened" because someone else did something that gives them an unnatural advantage.  You know what, life just isn't fair.  One day you can swim a huge distance and the next day try to cover that same exact route, and fail because Mother Nature was in a pissy mood.  It's not an even playing field to begin with.

Anyway,  I just had to get this off my chest, because I'm really tired of hearing so much of the "I'm better than they are, and they "cheated".  I don't care!  Call your swim whatever you want.  You can even choose to not disclose certain advantages if you so wish, because WHAT REALLY MATTERS IS WHAT YOU THINK OF YOURSELF.

I chose to not wear a wetsuit because I like the feel of the water, and yes, I have my own thoughts about people who chose to wear them, but you know what?  I keep it to myself, because again, it isn't me in the wetsuit, and it's none of my business.

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