A tale of a pool and a sea

On Thursday in NYC, we swam with Carrington at a YMCA in Chelsea and were overwhelmed with the amount of people in our lane.  You’d get into a groove and then suddenly there’s a person’s foot in your mouth.  It was impossible to get into a rhythm. Plus, there was so much chlorine in the pool that it was hard not to asphyxiate.  Carrington has the toughest workout situation of the group and I’m impressed she logs in so many kms per month.
At the Y in Chelsea

Then we hopped on a plane and the next day were swimming with Emily in the blue Mediterranean.  Ahhhh.  We swam both Saturday and Sunday– a 3k and 4k. Sunday’s swim…. to church and back!  It was cold (13.5 degrees C) but honestly I prefer that to an over-chlorinated and over-crowded pool.  Could it be that this pool-bred swimmer is starting to become more of an Open Water swimmer?  When I think back to all my fears about Open Water swimming just a couple months ago, I’d never have guessed.

Sunday training

Emily says she’s glad we’re back– not sure then why she was trying to drown Mauricio and me.

Emily drowning her teammates

Thank you Sailfish for our new awesome wetsuits! They make you glide through the water.
Team pic - Sailfish



Categories: Swim4Good, Training

5 replies

  1. Good to see that swimming is so popular in NYC, but it presents a conundrum with limited pool supply! OWS makes sense!

  2. I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was good. I don’t know who you’re but certainly you’re going to a famous blogger if you aren’t already Cheers!

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