Can We Guess Your Best Event in Competitive Swimming?

By: Jennifer Post
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About This Quiz

The star swimmers that you've come to know and love make swimming their life. They train multiple times a day, multiple times a week, watch what they eat and make sure they're eating enough to sustain the muscle mass needed to perfect their swimming skills. Each competitor excels at different events, and then there are the rare few that can do anything. (We're looking at you, Katie Ledecky.)

Swimming can really be a metaphor for life, if you think about it hard enough. The events are all so different, but the way to be the best at them is the same: You have to dedicate yourself, work hard, make sacrifices and be certain it's what you really want. If it's not, you won't spend the needed time in order to become the best. Think about your current job. What did it take to get where you are? We'd be it probably required some version of what it takes to become a successful professional swimmer. 

If you think you have what it takes to be a competitive swimmer, think about which event you would want to be known for. Or you can take this quiz and we will guess what your best event in competitive swimming would be!

How hard of a worker would you say you are?

Do you prefer to take the road less traveled?

Was there a time when you took the easy way out?

How old were you when you learned how to swim?

Do you feel comfortable in the water?

What's your favorite part about the ocean?

When presented with a challenge, what do you do?

Would people say that you are helpful to people in need?

Are you afraid of a challenge?

What was your favorite part of gym class in school?

Which compliment would mean the most to you?

Where do you feel the most at home?

Is there anything that you wish you could do more of?

How much time do you spend on your cell phone on an average day?

Which sport would you like to play as an adult?

Do you have a short attention span?

Would you do better as part of a team or flying solo?

Is it more about the process or the end result?

Are you athletic?

How do you handle unexpected occurrences in life?

Thinking about your clothes, are they more showy or modest?

If you make a mistake, how do you go about fixing it?

What do you think your first impression is?

Would you be an indoor or outdoor cat?

Do you make all of your deadlines?

Are you a flexible person?

Do you always do things to the best of your ability?

What's in store for your future?

Did you have a favorite part of college?

Who is your favorite athlete?

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