Splish Splash

Shoji Lantern

What is it about swim­ming that makes you sleepy? Is it the amount of chlo­rine that end­ed up in your eyes? I sus­pect so. Though it’s prob­a­bly not. But it’s always the case, even when I was a kid. After a swim, all I want to do is sleep.

We start­ed going swim­ming in an indoor, heat­ed pool at a hotel in town last week. We’re lucky enough to have free access to the pool so might as well take advan­tage of it. It’s nice to be able to swim in warm water because even in the sum­mer, the water in an out­door pool, more often than not, is too cold for me.

I used to swim a lot grow­ing up. My moth­er was a strong swim­mer and she want­ed me to be just as strong swim­mer as she was. I think I didn’t dis­ap­point. She always watched proud­ly as I swam laps at a hotel’s Olympic-sized swim­ming pool where we went for our week­ly swim.

The thing about swim­ming is, when you’re used to swim­ming reg­u­lar­ly, if you stop, you get fat. That’s what hap­pened to me. At least I still have my swimmer’s shoul­ders. I nev­er need­ed any shoul­der pads. Shoul­der pads only make me look like an Amer­i­can foot­ball play­er.

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  1. how nice… I had to stop my kid swim­ming lessons because he always get sick late­ly because our pool is not heat­ed and even it’s 80F out, it’s maybe only 50s in the water

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