Originally Posted by mania
You are a person who boats. Someday you might not be able to boat. if you define yourself by what you do and that is taken away you'll be nothing. but yeah I am a boater.
This is sage advice. As my knees transitioned me out of 40 years of being a hardcore skier thankfully I discovered boating to redefine myself. Otherwise a crisis likely would have developed. I fear my hardcore boating days are numbered too, and this thought give me quite a bit of pause. If I am not an A, B, C, or D, what am I? I don't know, but for now I damn sure am a BOATER! I'm sure that will change someday too, and the same thing will happen more than once.
However I do like the swimmer comment!