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10 Words That Have Different Meanings to Swimmers

Yes. Being a swimmer will give you an entire new meaning to certain words…

 

 

Pool 

  • Actual – A man-made body of water used for swimming, exercise, and leisure.
  • Swimmer – My Second Home

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Caps

  • Actual – a brimless head covering with a visor, as a baseball cap.
  • Swimmer – Makes you go faster and saves your hair from frying

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Goggles

  • Actual – Spectacles designed for a special purpose with special lenses to prevent injury to the eyes.
  • Swimmer – The cool stylish accessory that you pray doesn’t leak or fall during your race

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Butterfly

  • Actual – A flying insect, usually very pretty
  • Swimmer – “Please NOOOOOOOOOO”

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Shaving

  • Actual – to remove hair from (the face, legs, etc.) by cutting it off close to the skin with a razor.
  • SwimmerFemale: Reason you have to wear pants all year. Male: That embarrassing thing you have to explain to your non-swimmer friends.

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Taper

  • Actual – To become smaller or thinner towards one end
  • Swimmer – THE BEST TIME OF THE YEAR!!

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Dryland

  • Actual – A tract of land having dry, often sandy soil, as on the floor of a valley
  • Swimmer – A workout routine before or after your actual swimming workout (core, core and more core work)

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Morning

  • Actual – The beginning of the day: Involves sunrise, breakfast, newspaper
  • Swimmer – Pitch black, cold and perfect time for a swim…NOT

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Swimsuit

  • Actual – A garment of clothing that you wear to the pool and beach
  • Swimmer – Your everyday uniforms

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Meet

  • Actual – To become acquainted to; be introduced to
  • Swimmer – Where you spend your entire day and weekends

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