Five Points YMCA
near the funky downtown Five Points area. Twenty five yards, kickboards.
lanes and somewhat dilapidated. Fellow lap swimmers are far and few between
but bouncing seniors are in full swing.
is the nice but girl-crazy lifeguard. If he's busy making eyes at a freshman,
don't be afraid to ask him to tighten the lane ropes.
Shades Valley YMCA
with a Y card, not too crowded, indoors, 6 lanes, 25 yards, kickboards, liberal
swim hours and paceclocks.
the suburbs, so a lot of mothers with children.
stands out in my mind. Just another pool in another town in what will be,
one day, just another past life.