Anybody who is (or has ever been) a competitive swimmer knows they are a group all their own. A group unafraid to bare their feelings, appetites, and bodies. A group who loves and hates their sport equally, as well as all the things that go with it. Things like tan lines, goggle lines, black lines…all kinds of lines! Things like water stuck forever in ears, and the difference .1 of a second can make, and constantly—CONSTANTLY—having the smell of chlorine on you.
Here are 20 pictures only swimmers will truly understand: