Awesome teammates build people up and do not tear them down. Drama is minimized. Gossip is not tolerated.
Given that high school and college champs season is in full swing with club to soon follow, I was thinking about what makes swimming the greatest sport on earth. The answer is easy: teammates – those lifelong and water-logged pals who joined you for so many seasons of your journey. Caps you wear may change. Thousands of miles may separate you. And your involvement in the sport may vary.
But I promise you this. When you hang up your goggles the last time, make one last glimpse at the clock, and hit the warm down lanes one final time there is one thing that you will remember. It’s the teammates you have loved along the way. Being a team makes swimming awesome. Most of the time you are lucky.