Tuesday, March 14, 2006

A late night visit to Crystal Pool for the 9 pm to 11 pm 'Toonie' swim, after not swimming laps in over two years.
I'm a decent, but graceless swimmer, usually losing any semblance of proper form after only two lengths of freestyle. From then on it's a wheeze fest, my formerly ambitious goals reduced to a simple need to make the other side of the pool without inhaling water. Switching to the breaststroke, I'm able to maintain a solid and respectable speed, but the freestyle wipes me out. Regardless, it was a very satisfying night.
Highlight: Gliding over the deep end at the end of the last lap, peering down at the scuba divers training 12 feet below, the tightness of my drawing desk body slowly uncoiling in a warm bath of endorphins.