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At some point in the distant past, someone at my school had built a large concrete tank behind the sheds and called it a swimming pool. Proud of this, they had a "Swimming Sports Day" in which everyone had to participate, even those who couldn't swim (they got to walk across the shallow end of the tank).

This would probably have been OK if the pool hadn't turned a deep opaque green the night before due to lack of maintainance. Even the school sports stars didn't want to go near the gloopy mess in the pool. We were practically pushed in. I'm sure some of the younger kids never surfaced again and the non-swimmers looked petrified.

Tell us your sports day horrors.

(, Thu 30 Mar 2006, 11:13)
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I rarely participated in Sports Day.
I found it a wonderful excuse for a sunny day out, elsewhere. Or just lounging trackside chuckling at the sunburnt, sun-stroked competitors.
However one year, I daned to do the sack race. I came third, however the headteacher, who was judging, hated me with a passion and said the bronze went to someone else. Git.
I also joined the rounders team one year, and stood way out in the field, occasionally strolling over to chat to the person on third-base. On the batting side I did get a few rounders, however my glory was claimed by whacking the ball right into the head of the bowler. Hurrah!
Oh, I recall doing Netball and Tennis on the odd occasion, but they were fairly boring events.
(, Thu 30 Mar 2006, 11:35, closed)

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