Voices | OVERHEARD

Sink or swim

Middle-aged man: Those recreational backstrokers really need to lift their hips. They sink faster than they swim.

— Meguro Citizens Center Gymnasium and Pool, Meguro-ku, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday

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