How to Meet and Date a Swimmer


Professional swimmers apart from having some of the best bodies in the business also earn handsomely and lead the life of sports celebrities. And even if you cannot manage to hook up with a pro, consider all ways that dating a swimmer can benefit your health and love life. So whether you are looking for a life partner who shares your passion for swimming or just someone to hang out at the pool, here are a few tips in meeting and dating a swimmer.

Where you can meet them

Since swimming is one of the most popular sports, there are any number of venues where you can come across swimmers. Look for hot guys and girls who are on the swimming teams of your own school and college but if you are really ambitious you can go about exploring your chances of getting to know the pros in your city or state. Swim meets are hosted in almost all major cities on various levels of competition and these could be great places to meet established or budding swimmers. However competitive swimmers are likely to be entirely focused on their performance at these venues and may not be in the mood for chit-chat – so wait till the race is over and then maybe you can catch them hanging out in the cafeteria or hotel lounge.

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A far more effective venue for getting to know swimmers would be the pool. This could range from the one where they usually train on normal days to those at hotels and resorts where they are just having a good time. Usually a good way is to join a public pool or swimming club yourself. While the latter may be a tad more expensive, such clubs have their own socials, meets and events which are a virtual goldmine of dating opportunities. Even if you cannot afford to join a swanky swimming club, make it a point to go for a swim at the public pool since this will offer more opportunities to meet the really serious swimmers who come to train.

The beach is of course a favorite of swimmers and surfers and anyone else who simply loves being in the water. If you are lucky enough to live by the sea, put on your best beachwear, rub some tan lotion and get ready to chat up the swimmers on a balmy day. While meeting serious swimmers at the beach may be more a matter of luck, the plus point of this venue is that unlike at a meet or training pool, here they are more likely to be relaxed and open to dating possibilities.

Finally keep in mind the swimming season since you want to hook up with these water babies before they get lost in the general crowd. Club swimming in the US has two major seasons. During the short-course season, swimmers swim in 25-yard pools. This season lasts from September to the end of March. The long-course season takes place in 50-meter pools and lasts from April to the end of August. Thus there is practically some aquatic action or other going on through the year; however who you can meet will depend on the kind of facilities and level of swim meets in and around your city.

Swimmers make great lovers

The kind of physical action and endurance swimming demands, men and women good at this sport inevitably acquire lean, well-toned bodies. Not the least attractive part of their appearance is the tan acquired from training so many hours in an outdoor pool. Above all, the virtually bare bodies of the male swimmers and the sexy costumes of the female swimmers make them a group that is highly coveted as dating partners. Because of their athletic abilities and long endurance, they are also believed to make great lovers.

Benefits of a healthy lifestyle

More importantly being with a swimmer might just be the thing you need to start on a healthy lifestyle. If you are with a serious swimmer – whether he/she is a pro or not – you will find that your partner will be rather particular about what he/she eats and drinks. Junk food and empty sugars may just be thrown out of the kitchen and replaced by fresh fruits, veggies and whole grains. Also while you may be in the mood for a binge party over the weekend, your swimmer partner may be reluctant to join in. Above all, a swimmer will be particular about keeping him/herself fit. This may take the form of waking up at an ungodly hour in the morning to go out to train which is why you may have to adjust your love life to a professional swimmer’s schedule. Even when the swimming season is over, he/she would probably be working out by jogging or cycling. In fact if you have neglected your own fitness, what better way to get started than with a swimmer partner? You can hit the gym together or even better go out biking or hiking on a holiday or a weekend. On the other hand if you both wish to stick to your home element, your partner could help you explore the delights of deep-sea diving, snorkelling, canoeing and all kinds of surfing. Apart from being a whole lot of fun, you will be working out and keeping yourself fit.

Be prepared

For all their glitzy lifestyle and public adulation, professional swimmers have to work hard. They not only have to be fit enough to play but have to keep honing their professional skills. Injuries and accidents are a part of their lives. Also keep in mind that this is a profession where retirement comes early as compared to a doctor or lawyer who peak in their careers during middle age. Then again members of a swimming team hooking up with each other is a common occurrence, probably because of the large amounts of time they spend together in water virtually unclothed. So you need and your swimmer partner need to have ample mutual trust. Also if you are a professional yourself, consider how often you will be able to travel with your partner all over the country as he/she takes part in the swim meets and aquatic competitions all over the country or even abroad. This is not to say that other careers don’t have these challenges but it is good to keep all facts in mind before you get serious about your pro swimmer partner.