The Butt Ugly Swim Team

13 Oct

They were not a pretty sight in the water. Like a bunch of root vegetables about to be made into a sad soup. Small squat bodies with an occasional bean pole. They reminded you of Morse code when they lined up for group dives.

No willowy lasses with legs for days. Just a bunch of wannabe steelworker and refrigerator mover types. Hard nosed guys and gals with nothing on their minds but winning.

You’d think that when they plunged in they’d sink to bottom. But they were surprisingly graceful in the water. Like the proverbial fat man at a dance.

They kicked major butt at most of their meets. They had more trophies than they knew what to do with. And when they accepted their awards they stood there silently. Like mountains.

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