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Two pools, one for decent swimming,
another for cursing your agent for getting you booked in this craphole.
If they rope the lanes in the good
pool at all, it's into one large one instead of two normal ones, so you have
to swim up on one side and down the other. A fifty turns into a 55 or 60.
Well, the lap swim changes from the decent
pool to the crap one within a workout. So, you do a warmup with some semblance
of normalcy and then the lifeguards pop you over to share the totally unroped
pool with aerobics ladies and Austrailian crawlers. Nobody appreciates your
Zoomer-enhanced fly set in this situation.
Lane ropes, pace clock, 25 yards,
Four lanes, tragic love (see details)
Khee-rist. While I'm trying to forget
my misfortunes (headlining in Helena) during a pull set in lane four, over
in lane three, two teenagers are sucking face, feeling each other up and generally
throwing an odd foot or hand into my lane. Hey, Romeo and Juliet- get a room.
On an up note, if you swim at this Y, you are less than one mile from the
hotel where my honey, the Unabomber, used to stay the night prior to his infamous
postal bus rides to the Bay Area. Ted, darling, why won't you answer my letters?
Is it because you are afraid to open unsolicited packages?
Indoors, 25 yards, paceclocks,
kickboards and a Masters team that sells a cool t-shirt.
Only an hour to swim at noon. I like
to, uh, relax a bit between sets.
Fast pool, fast swimmers, cool t-shirts.
- Downtown YMCA
25 yards, six lanes, paceclocks
You are probably a looong way from
Well, I don't remember too much. Parking
is easier at the Y than at UM, and there's a mini-mart down the street. I
won't be coming back here unless the money jumps dramatically, so, dear reader,
you'll just have to make due with year-old memories.