Endurance athletes in every sport are a breed apart. They are often more cerebral than celebrated, more introverted than extroverted, more inspirational than arrogant. They know what they want and they set an agenda to achieve their goals in a methodical manner.
Those in the aquatic world are especially driven with their head in the water, swimming hour after hour, day after day, month after month in pursuit of their marathon swimming goals. They are determined and dedicated to say the least.
Like other endurance athletes, endurance swimmers come from all walks of life yet their sport connects them. Like a social club with a special handshake, these athletes have commonalities that are not readily apparent to the outside world. The passport to their inner circle has a number of unknown stamps.
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Here are just a few indicators that you might be a marathon swimmer yourself:
So, are you part of the marathon swimming club?
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