I Am An Open Water Swimmer

I Am An Open Water Swimmer

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

I prefer to swim around a coral reef rather than walk in the mountains.

I prefer to swim against a current rather than cycle into the wind.

I prefer to paddle in the ocean rather than lift weights in a gym.

I prefer to wear goggles in the water rather than wear sunglasses while running.

I prefer to be stung by a jellyfish in the ocean rather than get stung by a hornet on land.

I prefer to have a goggle tan rather than have a farmer’s tan.

I prefer to swim with a dolphin rather than ride a horse.

I prefer to workout in the hotel pool rather than in the fitness room.

I prefer the coastline rather than the desert.

I prefer bodysurfing rather than skateboarding.

I prefer sand between my toes rather than perspiration on my forehead.

I prefer the smells and sounds of the ocean rather than the ambiance of a forest.

I prefer the solitude of a training swim than the clanging of weights in a gym.

I am an open water swimmer.

Photo shows Charlotte Brynn swimming to Skinner Island in Lake Memphremagog, Vermont.

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