I've officially switched pools...
My house lies smack in the middle between the Pincher Creek pool and the Sparwood pool -- 42 km either way. I had stopped swimming in Pincher (locals call it this, no need to add the "Creek" LOL!), as the chemicals they used assaulted my nose and eyes in unthinkable ways. But things were getting pretty congested at the ole lima bean pool in Sparwood. Picture 6-8 people crammed into the only 2 lanes they allow for swimming and keep in mind that it is only a 20m SHALLOW pool.
I took the plunge today (oh, I am so punny, I know) and decided to try Pincher again. IT WAS BLISS!!!!!
The bad chemicals were gone and the 25m pool (25m!!! Can you believe it??) was wide open for lane swim. The WHOLE pool was lane swim! YAY!!! You could even DIVE at the deep end -- it was truly deep. Hahahahaha! I shared a lane for about 8 minutes and then had my own lane. Everybody cleared out by 6:30am and I pretty much had the place to myself.
Now I just have to start making new pool friends -- it' s funny, there was this one older guy that was looking to cross the lane and he had a slight look of fear when he was thinking of walking in front of me. I laughed and told him to honk his horn and then I would get out of the way. When I get to know some of these people better, I'm going to bring out the pink piranha cap and chase some old guys... they love it, really!!! Hahahahaha -- Well, I love it!!!! LOL!!!!
It was so awesome to swim in a real pool this morning. :) :) When I got out, I told the lifeguard, "This is a nice freaking pool, man." I don't know why or how I channeled surfer-dude lingo, but I also started thinking maybe my comment about that old guy honking was horn was perverted? Ahh well-- speak first and then think -- THAT'S the way to make pool friends! :) :)