An exercise in floating

I’ve not been for a swim in aaaaaggggeees (actually it was Friday with Sally) and I’m starting to panic about 2swim4life. So while I couldn’t make the early morning session today I thought I’d use the 10-11am lane swimming session to just get wet again.

The plan was to do 400m of drills, followed by a gentle mile. Hopefully all done and dusted within about 45 minutes and back to work.

It didn’t quite work out that way.

It turns out that the session only had two lanes set up (slow and medium) – normally it’s four, but those two lanes were full. There wasn’t much chance of a gentle swim as I would always be swimming behind someone, so I thought I’d just do drills – not the same distance, but a good session anyway.

I do my drills in the slow lane as they are very slow. Or at least I thought they were until I set off today. Even my slow, one-armed drills were faster (and I mean a lot faster) than some of the swimmers today. I actually spent most of the time trying not to move forward. Grrrr.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not criticising the swimmers. They were polite and friendly and more importantly they were using and enjoying the facilities. My annoyance is with the leisure centre that didn’t advertise it was only a two-lane session. If they had I wouldn’t have gone. I certainly won’t go again at that time.

Then to top it off, on the drive to the office I had a couple of drivers in front of me who were exactly the same – you know, 40mph in a 60 mph zone.

And breathe….

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