- Baton Rouge
Outdoor, 25 yards, six lanes, ropes,
bouys, kickboards and a paceclock.
Well, gosh. There is an indoor pool at
this Y, chilled to a frosty 90 degrees. I dipped in a big toe and died inside.
Not another overheated Y pool, I sobbed, I can't take this anymore. Someone
kill me, please. I put the business end of a shotgun in my mouth and the life
guard saved my eternal soul. There's an outdoor pool, ma'am, she said. Oh!
And so there was.
began flirting with a FINE guy over in lane one, thinking I might make him
one of my husbands. Then his mother popped over and I realized that he was
not yet 16 and that she was not yet my age (these things happen in Louisiana).
Has it come to this? Lusting after a legal child? Oh my...I felt like quite
the little pedophile!
- Louisiana State University
Organized workouts, a choice
of two pools- the Natatorium or the Special Olympics pool, kickboards, clocks,
all the usual amenities.
No showers in the Natatorium
Well, what makes this swim situation great
is Crawfish Masters, whose coach, Scott Rabalais, has let me crash numerous
workouts. The team is friendly and the workouts are hard. I seem to remember
a 400 IM for time one Saturday morning followed by a chunk of 200's, which
were interlaced with a series of pull ups- the hands on deck, haul your ass
out of the water kind.