It's your turn folks. The Michael Phelps hysteria is near its climax. If you don't know who the guy or don't give a crap about swimming, you can skim this post. Basically I'm offering my services up to anyone who has any questions about swimming. I've been a competitiive swimmer since the age of seven so I'm pretty well versed in the topic. No question is too lame, but I shall provide some examples.
Why do they shave their bodies before a race? How does one do an eggbeater kick? Is butterfly as hard as it seems? When do they exhale? Why are they such a fidgety bunch before a race starts? Is the smell of chlorine an aphrodisiac? Do they like movies about gladiators? How do they avoid swim burnout?
I'm here for you. I taught swimming lessons from a very early age because that's what everyone in my family did. It wasn't my most favorite job, it was just my first job. I did learn a lot teaching kids how to swim. I'm also not too shabby of a swimmer in my own right. I continue to swim as part of my triathlon training and my overall fitness. I'd be glad to offer swimming tips, answer any swimming questions, or pose in my Speedo. So don't hesitate to ask. I'm here for you and I won't even ask for any money.