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11 Things Off-Season Swimmers Do

By J.P. Mortenson, Swimming World Magazine, 03/13/19, 12:00PM CDT

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Deferred maintenance is a thing of the past. Now, you can finally go see the doctor about all of the aches and pains you’ve been swimming through for months. 

Regardless of how your season went, most swimmers need to take a break after the season is over to recover and prepare for the next season, both mentally and physically. This off-season break is sacred to most swimmers, as it is the only time that they can live like “normal” people. Here are 11 aspects of the off-season that swimmers typically experience.

1. You get to go to sleep at a normal hour.

Meaning you can actually stay up late and not pay for it at practice the next day. Did you know that all your non-swimming friends regularly do things after 10 p.m. on weeknights?