“Dirty Dancing” move, kinda

A few friends came over to hang out in our pool on Saturday.  A couple tried to recreate the lift from “Dirty Dancing” but he wasn’t able to lift her all the way and when he mentioned the max weight he has pressed overhead at the gym it was a few pounds more than my body weight.  She suggested that he try it with me instead, adding “But don’t enjoy touching her.  I’ve got my eye on you both…”  We promised that neither of us would enjoy the required minimal physical contact.  We succeeded at the first try, and after moment feeling self-congratulatory at his own strength, he let go and stepped out of the way as I fell straight at the water in a full-body belly flop.  The others got water up their nose during the ensuing hysterical laughter.

“Uh, sorry about that,” he said.  “I didn’t think it would work so well, and I hadn’t thought what I would do if I was actually able to get you up there.  I didn’t have an exit strategy.”  We decided to try again and I’d work on keeping better form this time, and if things felt off he’d either let me back down gently or tip me forward so I could at least avoid the belly flop.  Somebody thought to get a camera this time and the results are above.  I still ended up face first in the water, but it didn’t hurt this time.  Expect more — and hopefully better — pool videos to come throughout the summer!

June 21, 2009. Video, Words.


  1. Mom replied:

    I can see the gym is paying off big time too!

  2. Scott replied:

    I was SO Patrick Swayze!

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