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The Unique Camaraderie at Championship Meets

By Jamie Kolar, Swimming World Magazine, 03/01/18, 12:00PM CST


Swimming is unique in that spectators can be excited about each individual’s success. It is when this happens that rivalries cease to matter, and everyone is just cheering and getting excited for the love of the sport.

Championship season is upon us. That means this is the time of missing school, napping in between prelims and finals, trying to squeeze into tiny tech suits and, most importantly, fast swimming.

Championship meets are always a lot of fun. This is what you have worked for the entire season: there is a lot of excitement and nerves before and during these meets. All though the swimming part of the meet is always fun, there are other elements of the meet that are only found during a championship and cannot be duplicated anywhere else.