Yay! It's been three weeks since the pool in my town closed for it's annual maintenance and cleaning. While I did swim a few times in the city (I had to, since my "a" race was two weeks into the closure), I've missed the convenience of the nearby pool. I'm happy to get back to a consistent routine of swimming.
The other exciting thing is, coached swimming starts up again tonight. I remember when I first joined in January, I was incredibly nervous and intimidated to be going to a program that was full of triathletes. Now, I'm excited to call myself one of them. I might still be in the slow lane, but there's no shame in being one of the "slow" swimmers in this group. I still have a lot to learn and technique that stands to be improved. I can't wait to start working on it again.
Yet another great part of the pool reopening is family trips to the pool. Spud and Sweetpea love swimming, and it's a great activity to do either on weekday mornings or on the weekends with Daddy along. I also rely on the pool, as a way to let the kids burn off energy on bad weather days.
Swimmy swim swim!