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Full Moon at the Swim Meet

We have some friends whose teenage sons are swimmers. They have only started swimming in the last year, but they are apparently really really good. The oldest placed third in his first swim meet…before he learned how to do a flip turn. He literally had to swim to the wall, stop, turn around and start swimming again. And he placed third.

Anyway, he was in a fairly big swim meet today. He doesn’t normally do the whole body shave thing, but this was a big enough meet that he did. One of the events that he was entered in was the 100 Meter Butterfly. Before the event, he didn’t make sure that his speedo was adequately tied/fastened/whatever…having never worn a speedo, I don’t know what he didn’t do right. But I know you can see where this is headed…

He dove in. The water ripped the speedo off. And he proceeded to finish the event naked…and mooned the spectators with every stroke.

His mom told us that there was professional level cheering going on. She also later told her son that it could have been worse…he could have been swimming the backstroke. He said he would have stopped if that had been the case! He also made sure everything was properly fastened before every other event.


March 9, 2008 - Posted by | comedy, kids, life | , ,


  1. Yes, this is accurate. It has been a long time since I laughed that hard. Kai said his reasoning worked well while he was swimming the race, but as soon as it was over, all he could think was, “What have I done?!” Kai won his heat, knocking 3 seconds off his personal best, and the guy in the next lane came over to congratulate him, holding out his hand to shake. “Hey, man, great ra… Are you naked?”

    Only Kai…

    BTW, he made Sectionals, the step before Nationals. Not bad for only 1 year of swimming.

    [Note from Jarvis: Holly is the Mom mentioned in the story. Kai is the skinny-dipper!]

    Comment by Holly Honeck | March 13, 2008

  2. This has actually happened before. Matt Zelen whom I swam with had this happen in a 100 butterfly. The big difference here was that Matt was disqualified for a uniform violation. He was also on Leno or Letterman afterwards. The only reference I can find is here:

    Comment by Tim | March 14, 2008

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