Remember that if your lungs feel as if they might explode and you can't really walk or talk after a race, it's a sign that you did your best, go you!
And our commiserations to those parents who are spending a 2nd weekend in a daze staring at swimmers going up and down, up and down. And up and down. And up...well, you get the gist.
The only silver lining? It's supposed to be HOT this weekend, so while you're sweating poolside, all normal people will also be sweating.
But they'll be sitting on a sun-soaked cafe terrace sipping a cool, refreshing drink and getting ahead with their tan.
With maybe a few olives to nibble on.
And perhaps an appetising selection of tapas to accompany the icy beverage. In fact, it's so hot the glass has condensed, the sun is glinting off the surface, and it's saying drink me, drink me.
But hey, those normal people will never know the joy of seeing their child shave 0.01 off a time.
And we all know that's what really matters on the first sunny weekend of the year.
Good luck to all! You rock!