Today is President’s Day in the US, so we created a set that tests how well you can do two things at once: think about swimming AND come up with an answer.
MAIN SET: 1600-1800
100s on 2:00-2:15
50s on 1:00-1:15
You’re playing the Alphabet Game today with US presidents. Before each 100, the team (or the swimmers in one lane) has to come up with the name of a US president, in alphabetical order. For example, before the first 100, the team must name a president whose last name begins with the letter "A." Before the second 100, the team must name a president whose last name begins with "B." Etc., all the way through the alphabet. If the team comes up with a correct name, they swim or pull 100 freestyle. If the team cannot come up with a correct name, they swim a 100 IM or stroke (not free). If the team comes up with two or more correct names for a given letter, the 100 is reduced to a 50, choice.
NOTE: There are 8 letters for which there is no "matching" president. We allowed middle names and first names in those cases.
Coaches, here’s a list of presidents in alphabetical order.