The above linked article talks about one woman’s experience with swimming in the San Francisco Bay. I want to get back to it, for many of the reasons she talks about in it. I am making mini progress, but I want to get back at it soon.
The hotel in the above linked article offers waterproof books to read in the pool. Very fun idea!
I got up early this morning to get to the pool before work. I thought I was totally prepared this time, but, nope. Something is always forgotten.
Today, I was getting ready to get in the pool and remembered that I never replaced the missing ear piece for my MP3 player for the water. I use them as earplugs, so it cuts my swim short if I don’t have them.
I did my short swim and went to get into the hot tub. There was a pair of women’s running shoes by the stairs to the hot tub. No woman in sight. Why leave them where someone will be dripping water on them? How do you randomly leave shoes by the hot tub?
Anyhow, I showed up. That’s the toughest part.
I don’t know why so many articles about sharks keep popping up for me. I figure I’d post them above, since they are interesting, especially to me who swims in the open water. I tend to stay in the bay, and the sharks there are small bottom-feeders, but they still are on my mind.
This chair is designed so that you can easily read on the beach or out in the sun. I keep looking at it, wondering if it’s worth it. It would be really easy to get engrossed in a good book, or fall asleep reading a boring book, and end up with a sunburn. I think that I need to think about this for a while longer before I invest in one. It looks like a great idea, though.
These three articles have some wonderful information for swimmers and parents about water safety. The first article is written by a parent who lost her child to drowning. The second is about cryto which is easily transferable from swimmer to swimmer (EW). The third is by a pediatrician who has some good tips for safety when near the water.
Be safe out there this summer!