Every morning on the way to the pool Glenn and I listen to a replay of David Lettermanï¿½s Top Ten from the previous night. So in staying with the Thanksgiving theme, I have whipped up a list of Coach Blackï¿½s Top Ten Swimming Things to be Thankful For:
Coach Blackï¿½s Top Ten
Swimming Things to be Thankful For
#10 You spend thousands of hours in the pool in preparation for a few measly seconds.
#9 The first thing that greets you in practice in shriekingly cold water.
#8 At meets, no one jumps into the stands to beat up the fans.
#7 Coaches in goofy-looking polo shirts.
#6 You can answer yes to the question: Do you wear a Speedo?
#5 People ask you if you have bed head, at dinnertime.
#4 When you lick your skin it smells like chlorine.
#3 If you get really good you can be on the Today show with Matt Lauer, and Katie Couric.
#2 You can pee your pants and no one will know.
#1 You can eat two Thanksgiving dinners, and double up on the pie.
Have a happy Thanksgiving!!