Everything is Fair in Water and War: How I Beat 10-year-olds at Swimming

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Everything is Fair in Water and War: How I Beat 10-year-olds at Swimming

Illustration: Akshita Monga

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t was 1999. I, six years old, watched my neighbourhood’s three oldest boys walk up to our local cable operator. In one smooth handshake, currency was exchanged for a slip of paper. On the slip was a number: 91.

As I realised later, “91” was the designated channel that would screen Baywatch that night. Only the operator’s hormonal audience had access by payment – the 90’s equivalent of sharing your Netflix account.

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