An unremarkable (and still delightful) swimming week

Thursday, May 19, 2016




This week has been fairly typical as far as swimming weeks go. Two swims on the weekend and one on Monday evening. And though there were ginormous male egos in the fast lane for a few of those swims, (it's really a surprise there was room for anyone else in that lane!), on Monday night I had the lane to myself for 20 minutes and the entire pool to myself for a full 10. It was glorious.

I have also kept up with my 10 minutes sprinting regime. I hate it, and I love it. And I love it so much.

I tried to swim twice on Saturday, once during length swim (check!), and once with my kid (uncheck). We had forgotten that the Gardiner was closed so traffic was insane and we didn't make it to the pool before it closed. Instead we stumbled on a (free!) Daniel Lanois concert and had mojitos instead.

But mid-week, I biked to the lake with my kid. It was the longest ride we've ever done as a pair. And the view of that lake is something else. I showed him where the horizon was and we marvelled at how blue the water was, and also how transparent. Seagulls dive-bombed the surface, entertaining my kid to no end and it took everything I had not to go running into the shallows.

This week I also spotted City of Toronto trucks parked outside High Park pool, and workers standing in the deep end, readying it for summer (SOON!) The countdown to outdoor city swimming is on.

Oh, and I also learned that chips are not the best pre-swim snack, nor is homemade chocolate ice cream though you probably all know that already...

You Might Also Like

0 comments

Blog Archive

Labels

2017 52 lakes A Big Deep Breath A Comparison a veritable miracle A-plus west end pools accessories alex duff pool algonquin park all the pools all the swimming holes Aquatic Centre in Regent Park Art Art of the Swim Awenda baby shampoo Backyard wading pool badges bancroft and the Kawarthas bathing caps Beach bears berlin bingo blowing bubbles books Buckskin Lake bunchfamily butterfly Caledon Camp Tanamakoon canoeing Catskills CBC CBC Radio cheddar ontario Chicago Chlorine christie pits cliff jumping coach dave Coaching insight cocktails Collecting Colouring cottage cottageing courage Craft crowns dave ling Dawson's Pond docktails Donald Summerville Pool dreaming of swimming driveway puddle earlscourt park English Channel Etobicoke etsy Europe Everton Ontario every single fast lane Extreme Heat Alert Fall 2017 fast lane Flesherton flipturns floating fouling French 75 Gallagher Centre gary clement gatineau Gatineau River Georgian Bay germany Giovanni Caboto Giovanni Caboto pool goggles Grey County grotto guardian swim Guest blog guest swim Habermannsee Haliburton halloween Hampstead Heath Ladies' Pond heaven High Park high park pool highlight reel highlights homebody homemade badges Homstead hotel pool iceland inclusive change rooms indoor pool Indoor Pools Intercontinental Yorkville interview jessica j. lee jon klassen Joy julia zarankin jump jumping jumping in kate greene kawartha dairy kawarthas kiddos kiki and polly kinmount Lake lake la peche Lake Louise Lake Ontario Lake Ontario and pools lake swimming Lake Temiskaming lakes lambton kingsway pool Laura Wills leanne shapton leeches length swim leo lionni lessons Letting Go lido lidos lifeguard towers lifeguarding Lindsay Lindsay Recreation Centre lindsay sutherland Lindsay Zier-Vogel lisa congdon lisa golightly local swimming hole london long distances long hair long hair caps loons love love lettering project Lucky Peach margrit talpalaru Marilyn Bell mark tewksbury martha graham martingrove bears master swim club mat leave matisse Meaford melodrama memoir Memory Mendoza Metro Morning michael phelps Michigan lakes Middle America Miles Nadal JCC miracle miranda july missing MoMA my local myvatn nature baths nebraska new pool new pools New Year's Eve new years new york city Newfoundland night swimming nightswimming norman hardie nova scotia novel ocean ocean swimming olympic pool olympics olympics 2016 ontario Oshawa Oshawa apartment pool outdoor pools pack and play paddle paddling papirmass park lawn pool parklawn pool parks and rec patrice hall PEC pells pool penny olesiak perfectionist PFDs photos picton pisces poetry Polar Bear Dip pond Pondering Pool pool swimming Pool: Sunnyside pools prairies pregnancy pregnant prince edward county PSA public pools quarry Quebec Radiohead railcar cottage rain reading recipes relay report cards resolutions Rhya Tamasauskas River rivers road trip road trips roadtrip rocktails rosehall run runner running salt water saltwater pool sandbanks Saskatchewan Saugeen Schoolhouse Riviera seaweed secret swim Shannon Litzenberger Shebeshekong Bay Sketchbook skimmer skinny dipping skinnydipping slow lane smores smythe park pool snacks sprinting st. john's legends swim club stedmans Stirling submission summer summer 2016 Summer 2017 summer camp sundhollin Sunnyside Sunnyside beach Sunnyside Pool sunrise sunsets swim swim crown swim lit Swim Mantra Swim Meme Swim Rituals Swim Scenes Swim-ventures swimlit swimming swimming attire swimming caps swimming friends swimming hole swimming holes swimming lessons swimming pool swimming pools swimming song swimmy Swimsuits tall poppy tanamakoon tanis rideout team mermaids Team Swim technique thanksgiving the 6ix The Beach The Beaches The Deep End this is not my hat tilley hat tips TMU toddler toddlers Toronto Toronto Masters of the Universe toronto pools trackpants transistor radio travel ontario Travel Stories turning twelve mile lake Twitter Two Lakes UK underpants University of Toronto Varsity wading pool warming stations Wasaga Beach Water waterfalls watermarks weeds Weisser See west end West End Toronto whip kick wild swimming Wilder Lake Wills Laura winery winter picnic winter stations winter swimming worlds smallest bookstore writing xmas Yorkton zier-vogel lindsay
©2016 Lindsay, Rhya & Laura.
... Powered by Blogger.