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Old 12-25-2010
Richardsk Richardsk is offline
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I remember being very amused by reading that Dara Torres had realized she needed to get back into competitive swimming when she was swimming while pregnant ( for health reasons) and found she couldn't resist racing the swimmers in the next lane.

In the pool that I swim at there are two relatively fast swimmers, who both swim non-stop for about an hour and cover about 2,500 meters. One of them claims to have no competitive instinct at all, but the other says that if he swims faster than him for a length the other chap just speeds up. It must be deeply ingrained in the human psyche.
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