Finally got over to my new weekend pool for laps today. It's GREAT! Well, compared to the crappy 3-lane pool I swim in on weekdays, anything would be great, but this is really a nice change.
It was clean and sparkling clear! How refreshing! 82*F, a little cool upon entering but very comfortable for swimming after that. And nice and brightly lit - which seems so much more energizing than a dull, dark room.
And did I feel FAST! I was tearing up the pool! (Fastest lap: 1:12. For this inefficient swimmer, that's tearing it up.) Well, at least until I realized that it is a 25-yard pool instead of a 25-meter pool. So I was swimming 14 feet less on every lap than in my regular pool. Oh well. So I was going along and eventually got up to 60 laps, my longest swimming distance ever! It helped that some fast, lean swimmers were on both sides of me zipping along with impressive form and I felt like if they could keep going, so should I. That's much more inspiring to watch underwater than elderly men in baggy swim trunks doing aqua aerobics.
I saw a notice on the front desk about a triathlon team there, too! But there was no phone number, just a contact name, which means nothing to a newbie at their facility. I'll have to ask about it next time I'm there. And I'll have to also take a dip in their other "warm pool", too, just for practice, when there aren't a lot of kids playing in it.