I was once boo'd by the parents of the University of Cincinnati as I walked past the stands for relaxing the final of a 400 IM and taking 8th to rest up for my upcoming 100 breast at the National Independent Champs when I was a college freshman. I have to admit it felt kind of cool to be a target. I almost felt like I was in a major sport for a second.
While I don't allow my swimmers to talk trash or taunt other athletes, I can totally get into it if it is fun-spirited. In case you haven't heard the story of Ohio State's Jared Sullinger and the cool sign his non-fan in Minnesota made him, click here. Way to show some class!