Tuesday, August 9, 2016
My Olympic ambitions
Yes, I had Olympic ambitions. In the second grade, I made a little book showing me winning a gold medal for the backstroke with all these cute little pictures I'd drawn with Crayolas. I took the bus downtown to the Deseret Gym where I swam only the backstroke.
Where it broke down was when I realized I had to dive into the water on my back and be submerged, face up, for several seconds. I don't like water stinging up my nose. So a year after I decided to win a gold medal, I decided to keep writing little books about winning a gold medal. Much easier.
This morning I feel cheated. This morning I see this picture of David Plummer and he's wearing a nose plug. You can use a nose plug in the Olympics? Is this not cheating? Who allowed the nose plug?
I could have continued my swimming career if I had known that nose plugs were allowed.
Posted by Louise Plummer at 11:59 AM