If you ask most men about their swimming experience, there is no doubt that Speedos will be part of the stories. It’s one of the most intimidation experience for men. Just imagine being almost naked in front of people for the first time. And that’s the story I want to tell about myself.
I had a serious accident, and part of the recovery recommendation was to do a lot of swimming. So, after thorough thinking, I decided to take up squad swimming. But I had no idea of what was waiting for me ahead. For the first few sessions, I used to wear my palm-tree-covered long togs despite almost every donning Speedos.
What kind of fun would a grownup find swimming almost naked? I used to ask myself. But the moment finally caught up with me. I had already driven for 40 minutes to attend my swimming sessions as usual. But upon arriving, I discovered that I had forgotten my boardie at home. Well, I couldn’t figure out what to do apart from just sitting the session.
So, I went to the bleachers where to watch people having fun swimming. But a thought came in the mind of back in days when in primary school. I had put on budgie smugglers in 50 meters of backstroke at a swimming carnivore. I immediately darted to the pool shop for “Speedos”.
“Got any speed?” I asked the lady behind the counter. The answer was negative, but she referred me to my swim coach for some spares. My coach led to a cardboard box where he pulled an old thing from the box. He told me it belonged to an old fella and thus I can use it. To be honest, I felt like this piece of material belonged to the rag bin. But I had nothing to wear, and I desperately needed to swim.
With an old piece of Speedo, I took back to the change room and put them on. My first impression is that they don’t look great on me. With a stretched front and thin worn back, these Speedos was not definitely meant for my size. But I had to swim, though. So, how do I move from the change room to the pool in this? Well, Easy.
I just wrapped a towel around my waist and walked to the pool. I was still shy. So, I waited until other swimmers were down to the other end of the pool. In a flash, a tossed by towel and bombed into the water and started swimming. It was a nice experience, but I felt that it could be nicer had I put on the right size and better-quality Speedos. That’s how I wore speedos at the age of 41.
Few days after this experience, I bought my own Speedo, but they looked tiny. That was not what I expected. But I was impressed by how well they fit. I showed them to my wife, who couldn’t believe it. Well, my kids were not really impressed by my new shopping either.
For my daughter, she was in a complete shock while my 15-year-old son told off. Just like me at the pool, he didn’t understand why a full-grown man would wear Speedos.
At first, I promised myself that I would only wear my Speedos during quad training. But today, I wear them at people’s pools, boats, and beach and always feel tempted to wear them at home.
So, what did I learn? Just be you and ignore everyone, including your family. You will like your transitioning to speedos. You can’t ignore it for long because very soon, it will catch up with you do. The Speedo experience is magical as you will feel lighter in water than ever before.