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You might be a swimmer if... Funny Swimming Memes plus Friday Frivolity

For those of you that haven't heard, there is a little sporting even going on in Rio de Janeiro right now called the Summer Olympic Games. So, the Fantastic Five Friday Frivolity hosts chose it as our theme this week.  I could have written a rant about the time-delayed commercial riddled misogynistic NBC television coverage. Instead I relied on the hours and hours and hours and hours marinading in chlorinated water as a competitive swimmer in my youth and had some fun with these funny swimming memes.

Fair warning, some of these might not make much sense to the general public (kind of like my Math Puns last week). But swimmers will nod their head and laugh. Share them with a swimmer you love today. 🙂


First let's start with the sadistic coaches. Kidding, I liked my coaches. Well most of them.

Especially for those of us that need corrective lenses outside of the pool.


Swimmers with indoor pools may not get this one. Here in California, with practice outdoors, we swam in all weather (the pool is heated you'll warm up once you start moving, are you afraid of getting wet?, oh, that lightening is way over there, etc.)


If you can still walk after practice I haven't done my job.


Let's do this grueling set FIVE TIMES... as a warm up. Noooooooooo!


If only this were true I might have actually been decent at backstroke.

There are some universal truths about all swimmers

to this very day...
All that work the coaches made us do sent our metabolism skyrocketing.
You can try, but you will sink like a stone.
Every. Single. Time.
Substitute "thinking about homework" for "in the zone right now" and this is spot on.


Best day of practice besides the ultra-rare Sharks and Minnows days.

And then comes race day

I see spaces between swimmers - probably just a dual meet.
There is no video evidence that I ever made an illegal turn on race day (in the very first turn of a 400 IM). But, luckily for Cammile Adams they now have it.
Ha ha! I don't know why we do it, we just do.
Perspective: it takes 300 milliseconds to blink your eye. Michael Phelps won gold in the 200 Fly by 40 milliseconds.

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Now on to the link-up! 😀

Featured Post from Last Week:
In a fun twist, since we now have five hosts and co-hosts we will also have FIVE FEATURES.... but you will have to go check out the other four blogs to see if you were featured there! 😉
My feature this week is The Lazy Gastronome's Peach and Rosemary No Churn Ice Cream. I love the fruit and herb combination, and of course the "no churn part.

The Hosts:


Audrey is a wonderfully eclectic blogger, who not only can cook up a storm over on That Recipe, but also writes at Munofore - "MUsings NOt FOod RElated." Munofore touches on humor, parenting, crafting, holiday ideas, tutorials, and more! She tells about the time she succumbed to the temptation of a piece of chocolate cake in this funny, if slightly delusional, post.



Sarah Eliza is on a mission to Devastate Boredom by living life with laughter and intention! Her blog is your spot for Capsule Wardrobe how-to's and inspiration, humor, encouragement, life-hacks, Read / DON'T Read book reviews, and more! She has started a new "Make Your Closet Awesome" Newsletter to go along with her NEW BOOK Secrets of the Capsule Wardrobe. You need to go check out both.

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Lisa is an awesomely hilarious and authentic writer who marches to her own drum on her blog Syncopated Mama, providing an "un-labelly spot" for all the happily off-beat folks out there who have been wishing to find kindred spirits. She shares her adventures building a natural home, teaching her adorbs daughter, establishing and refining positive communication skills, camping, creating, cooking, and so much more! Her latest post is about bringing back the hankie with her frugal upcycling tip.

Jessica is an amazingly funny and smart blogger from Wales who writes at Babi a Fi on a whole range of topics -- from entertaining vintage nostalgia, to technology tutorials, to book reviews, to raising her adorable munchkin, and so much more! Her most recent post is about the very real possibility of fraud from the "chip and pin" system. Watch your bank statements carefully!

And a huge welcome to the #FridayFrivolity Co-Host for August:

Rebecca is a fun and eclectic blogger who writes about family life in North Wales on her blog, Becster! Her posts encompass parenting, travel, product reviews, tips for landlords, pop culture, and even her love of Formula 1 racing! She is getting a head start on Christmas shopping with some ideas for toddlers.

Calling all bloggers looking for an upbeat and supportive group of pals to join in hosting the weekly #FridayFrivolity par-tay! We are hoping to add to our ranks of dedicated hosts and co-hosts, and would love for you to consider joining the fun! Co-Hosts are welcome on a temporary basis (usually a month), while Hosts make a more ongoing commitment. 🙂 Swing by here to express interest and ask any questions!

Now time for the new stuff!

This a link-up for all things funny, fun, encouraging, hopeful, and happy. That includes free printables, giveaways, and other fun stuff to make us SMILE and start the weekend off on the right foot.

If you're here in search of fun and uplifting reading materials, skip the rules and just start clickin'!

Bloggy buddies, thanks for coming to par-tay!

You are welcome to link up to 3 posts, and old posts are always welcome!

There are three rules only: