Thursday, July 14, 2011

You Ask, I Answer, Take 10

Today's question is once again from Johanna in Germany, who asked:

What kind of sport do you like?

My brothers would tell you that the sport I participated in for twelve years is not actually a sport.

Yes, it's synchronized swimming.

I started at age 6, and swam until I was 18.  For the last six years I worked as a volunteer coach, first as an assistant, and then as a head coach, teaching primarily 6 and 7 year old girls the basics of the sport.  I loved it.  My partner was a great friend and we did everything together for a solid twelve years.  I swam to music ranging from Celine Dion to Disney to Chariots of Fire and 70s classics like "Seasons in the Sun".

These days the sports I participate in are pretty much limited to a lot of walking and the occasional yoga class or hiking trip.

As for watching sports on television, well, I'm a very bad Canadian.  I HATE hockey, passionately.  I don't mind watching American (NFL) football, but I almost always fall asleep.  I grew up in a family that loved sports, but somehow that passion never transferred.  If I'm going to watch a sport on television, I tend to prefer less violent, individual sports - I like watching things like skiing, snowboarding, swimming, even luge!  But mostly, if I'm going to watch television, I watch cooking or home design shows or dramas.  I'm just not a sports fan!

As always, if there are follow-up questions, or something new that you have a burning desire to know, leave it in the comments or send me an email!