A Blondes Guide to an Awkward Dating Life: The Olympian

My first real crush, and the one that has gone on for years, is with this Olympian.

However, I liked him before he made the Olympic team.

When I was 15 or so, my diving coach took us to a huge diving meet in Florida. That is where I saw him and instantly fell in love.

He had freckles on his face, brown hair, and stunning eyes along with a ripped body I could wash my clothes on. The tiny speedo, the love of the same sport as me and the fact his smile was to die didn’t help my love struck position either.

He was an up and coming American diver who I knew I needed to meet!

So, I was determined to get a picture of this gorgeous specimen of a diver. My teammates and I set out with my moms camera to find The Olympian and snag a picture.

I was borderline stalker status with the way I got the picture. We saw him walking around the pool deck, so we made our move. That is when he went into the men’s bathroom, which of course we couldn’t go into.

So what did we do? We waited outside the bathroom until he came out. Once he came out we asked to take a picture of him.

So as I set the camera to take a picture of him he laughed and said as he looked directly at me, “is anyone going to be in the picture with me, I don’t want to take a picture by myself.” I could not resist the eyes and the smile and volunteered myself to be in the picture with him.

So, I gave my friend the camera and that picture will forever be one of my favourites.

2008 Olympic trials I watched him win his event meaning he would represent the USA in the Olympics that year. I was cheering him on the entire time I watched.

That winter, my coach who is friends with the USA Olympic teams coach, decided to send a few of his divers to train with the Olympic team, including The Olympian. I was tickled pink when I found out I got to go, which meant seeing him again.

When we got to the first practice he actually remembered me. “Hey! You’re that Florida diver I met a couple of years back.” yes, yes I was.

Hopefully he forgot the part about me stalking him out of the bathroom to get a picture with him, but either way, stalking was totally worth it at that moment. I got my picture. I was a happy little diver.

He is going for the 2012 Olympics in London coming up this summer and my coach is letting his coach know that I will be here if they need anything.

Fingers crossed that he needs something, even something as little as a tour guide, maybe if lady luck is on my side, I’ll even get a date one day.

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  1. Devin Perkins

     /  May 11, 2012

    Very entertaining crush story, but uh when are you gonna have a crush on a soccer player?? 😉


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