Returning to swimming

Thursday, January 28, 2016

The original Y that I was a member of has had some adventurous times, and for the past few years there as been a conflict between the members and establishment over whether this y was going to stay open. This was the last urban y in the surrounding neighborhoods and once the members buckled down and got the churches backing them, the y backed down and said, ok, we will stay open, but some members doubted that it would happen.

The heart of the y was it's swimming pool, and after the last administrator left there was a feeling that the small y would lock their door one night and not open it the next morning. The part time guards did their best but pool hours got reduced when the guards had medical issues or moved.

The y was a ghost town sometimes.

I started the yoga and other classes and got away from the swimming. This week, I said ok, back to the swimming pool. One of the issues is that there is some drama going on with the scheduling of the yoga classes and 17 members met with the other administrator of a different y. Trust me, I'm not a revolutionist, I want programming and I'm willing to drive a perimeter of miles to have them met. I don't want the drama.

Nicely, this week the original y hired a full time guard t replace a bunch of part timers, some who were my friends, and although I will miss them, the new move seems to provide stability in the pool scheduling.

I was happy to be back in the pool.

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    Hi! Oh my how I love your swim story. I hope your Y can be strong.
    Swimming was my passion and at 211 pounds I am a rock in the water....Jan. 31st it's 55 degrees out and I can smell still on Patoka Lake...but still looks inviting...sort of. I have been involved with Y's but not so much any more. I had cancer and got through the nightmare of chemo....pretending I was that funny. I often dream I am swimming. When the weather lets me I will be back in the water and in the moths in-between I will work hard at getting my weight down. I am so happy to be using Sparks plan. Awesome. Good luck with your shoulder...I had to change the way I swam, rolling a lot more to keep my shoulders from hurting. Several years ago I used an online daily work out and lesson program...I hope I can find it again and the lessons were amazing and taught me to roll changing the way I pulled through the water. Hope I can reconnect with that website. emoticon
    1815 days ago
    Glad you back flapping those arm in the pool. It always nice to have thing you enjoy back.
    1818 days ago
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