One of the struggles of being involved in aquatics is that people don’t recognize you in regular everyday attire. The original phrase is, “We didn’t recognize you with your clothes on.” But I thought it would be laughable to twist it around. An older gentleman, who was a lifeguarding buddy of mine, would often tell me of going to venues outside of work and meeting people that swam at the pool where we worked. This line came right from one of his stories.
When I was on swim team many years ago, I would often recognize girls by their swim caps they wore. When there was an event or swim banquet, I would look at them with a puzzled look and say to myself, “Wait! That’s what she looks like?!” or “I never noticed that she had long hair.” Don’t worry! I don’t have any trouble remembering swimmer girls today.