Monday, June 30, 2008

Well that was fun

I ran by Living Memorial Park last Friday just as the lane lines were being pulled out for the summer Bratt swim team swim practice. I stopped and asked if the lanes are up when practice is over. Turns out there's a lane up all afternoon and evening.
It was a beautiful afternoon and I decided to see how the swimming was at LMP. Feeling a little out of place in my speedo I made my way into the pool as quickly as I could. There was like a bajillion kids running around, eating notchos, splashing in the pool, jumping off the diving board etc. But, I mean who cares what a bunch of teens and grade schoolers (and some parents and guards) really think right? Yeah....Not unless you're wearing a speedo.
Any way.
The pool was pretty kicking. Not that I dislike the Craponial. But this pool felt so clean and fast. Granted being the public town pool with more kids than a J.T. concert, there was probably a very large urine to chlorinated water ratio. But I tried to block that out and enjoy the sun and open sky and fast water.
The pool's only open 'till the end of August, but man what a treat to be pulling laps out side. Plus there was only one large black girl that ducked under water to watch me swim by every lap. Bonus!

2 comments:

Ben said...

sounds like you found someone to keep an eye on your technique... good deal.

Toby said...

yeah my 'technique'...if that's what you want to call it.