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The Twelve Days of Christmas for Divers

What Would You Want From Your Coach!

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Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

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With all due respect to the original Christmas carol, here are the Twelve Days of Christmas, diving style!

On the first day of Christmas,
my coach sent to me:
A college scholarship.

On the second day of Christmas,
my coach sent to me:
Two heated pools,
And a college scholarship.

On the third day of Christmas,
my coach sent to me:
Three new dives,
Two heated pools,
And a college scholarship.

On the fourth day of Christmas,
my coach sent to me:
Four cheeseboards,
Three new dives,
Two heated pools,
And a college scholarship.

On the fifth day of Christmas,
my coach sent to me:
Five Olympic medals,
Four cheeseboards,
Three new dives,
Two heated pools,
And a college scholarship.

On the sixth day of Christmas,
my coach sent to me:
Six wrist grips,
Five Olympic medals,
Four cheeseboards,
Three new dives,
Two heated pools,
And a college scholarship.

On the seventh day of Christmas,
my coach sent to me:
Seven scores of 10,
Six wrist grips,
Five Olympic medals,
Four cheeseboards,
Three new dives,
Two heated pools,
And a college scholarship.

On the eighth day of Christmas,
my coach sent to me:
Eight Aussie tramps,
Seven scores of 10,
Six wrist grips,
Five Olympic medals,
Four cheeseboards,
Three new dives,
Two heated pools,
And a college scholarship.

On the ninth day of Christmas,
my coach sent to me:
Nine bubbler trips,
Eight Aussie tramps,
Seven scores of 10,
Six wrist grips,
Five Olympic medals,
Four cheeseboards,
Three new dives,
Two heated pools,
And a college scholarship.

On the tenth day of Christmas,
my coach sent to me:
Ten mats for stretching,
Nine bubbler trips,
Eight Aussie tramps,
Seven scores of 10,
Six wrist grips,
Five Olympic medals,
Four cheeseboards,
Three new dives,
Two heated pools,
And a college scholarship.

On the eleventh day of Christmas,
my coach sent to me:
Eleven dives that rip,
Ten mats for stretching,
Nine bubbler trips,
Eight Aussie tramps,
Seven scores of 10,
Six wrist grips,
Five Olympic medals,
Four cheeseboards,
Three new dives,
Two heated pools,
And a college scholarship.

On the twelfth day of Christmas,
my coach sent to me:
Twelve sammys drying,
Eleven dives that rip,
Ten mats for stretching,
Nine bubbler trips,
Eight Aussie tramps,
Seven scores of 10,
Six wrist grips,
Five Olympic medals,
Four cheeseboards,
Three new dives,
Two heated pools,
And a college scholarship.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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