Swim During Daughter’s Lesson
While Daughter was having her Swim Time lesson this evening, I made use of my ‘free time’ in the pool to swim up and down in the roped off lane.
The pool we go to always has a roped of lane, which is wide enough for two-way traffic. Outside the hours that children are allowed in the pool (9-5 or so), they generally have more than one lane - either fast/slow, or fast/medium/slow. In fact in the class above Daughter’s, that’s how they rope off the pool - the lesson lane and two others.
Why am I writing about this? Well . . . I find it mildly frustrating swimming in the only roped off lane. It’s not that I’m ‘fast’, but with more than one lane, the guests at the hotel who’ve thought it might be fun to see if they can still swim (with their three friends, while they talk about how much they’re going to drink this weekend), the lady who runs lengths (body fat in single figures - she’s either a really serious runner recovering from injury, or running in the pool every day is her thing), and the bloke who’s just got out of the sauna will have more room. Heck - they might even choose a lane other than the ‘fast’ one.
OK, gripe over.
In the spirit of my threat / promise to copy Kate, here are Three Beautiful Things to restore my Karma (I’m not sure if it actually works like that, but you know what I mean):
- For some reason we get lots of different weather here. If you get up and it’s raining, pack a picnic - chances are that it’ll be lovely by lunch time. So today’s weather forecast was for frequent heavy showers. Nope! Not a bit of it. It was a beauuuuutiful day.
- Wife cooked new potatoes while we were at the pool. New potatoes are just THE BEST. And she cooked enough so that even I couldn’t eat them all . . . so there’s some cold with lunch tomorrow.
- Daughter swam well over half the length of the pool this evening
- Type: Swim
- Date: 06/22/2007
- Total Time: 00:26:00.00
- Distance: 997.79 m
- Average Pace: 2:36.43/100m