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They're so cute, and fun to watch, with all their splashing around, and jumping and diveing and playing. I really enjoy the 8 to 10 year olds. They're just old enough to be left alone at the pool while the parents go off to other parts of the rec center.<br><br>
I mean, does a parent really need to stay and watch them? The life guard is there, and there's only 1 guy swimming in the entire olympic sized pool. So what harm can they do right? I mean, there's no possible way that with a pool that big and only 1 guy doing some swim workouts that they could possibly get in his way could they? I mean, he's over there all by himself, there's no way that they could go get in the exact same lane and corner of the pool and get in his way, right?<br><br>
Sometimes you just gotta laugh at things. Like when they throw their little glow sticks to the bottom of the deep end and dive to get them, and almost headbutt you on their way back up. And the way they walk down to the middle section of the pool and jump in 5 feet in front of you. And how all 4 of them hang onto the pool side right where your water bottle is at when you finish an interval set and you need to get a quick drink.<br><br>
I mean, there's just no possible way that with an olympic sized pool and only 1 guy swimming in it that they could ever disturb him in anyway, right.<br><br>
Like I said, sometimes you just gotta laugh at things and just keep on going.<br><br><img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Ah, yet another reason I'm willing to pay extra for a gym where they don't let kids in the pool. <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif">
 

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Good attitude Kyle. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"> Me, I tell them to buzz off, in a nice way of course.
 

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Definitely a good attitude. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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My favorite was the woman who used to bring her two kids to adult lap swim and take up both swimming lanes. She would have them swimming, splashing, whatever in the outside lane while she did her laps in the inside lane. The kids looked like they were probably 10. She made sure to never rest, never make eye contact so you could say something to her about the kids taking up the swim lane. Meanwhile, there was a whole other section of the pool not roped off for lap swimming that they should have been in. I guess she wanted to be between them and the door so she wouldn't have to pay attention. The people at the front desk could have cared less and she could have cared less too. Whenever I went during the same time I was fine with swimming in the open section because it was never crowded but at the same time I thought it was pretty rude to bring your kids to adult swim and take up both swimming lanes.<br><br>
I wonder why the pool is dark now and the building for sale.<br><br>
Cr*p, where am I going to swim now? I need a pool that's somewhere between Cambridge and New Hampshire along the US-1/I-95 corridor.
 

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Newburyport fields two teams that my kids swim against. There has to be an accessible pool there somewhere! I'm assuming they have a Y or community pool, because I doubt very much its a school pool.<br><br>
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Edit to add this list:<br><br><a href="http://www.granitestatepenguins.org/NewEnglandPools/n128.htm" target="_blank">http://www.granitestatepenguins.org/...Pools/n128.htm</a>
 

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What in the heck are the lifeguards doing??? They must be kids themselves and too scared to enforce the rules. That would make me crazy.<br><br>
We have one lane in our lap pool for recreational play, and I always feel bad for the adult who doesn't know that's where the kids play and tries to get in and do laps there.<br><br>
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That head-butting thing almost happened to me as well, except it was an adult under the water! He was going back and forth with his fins and a snorkel, but trying to go as far as he could underwater. All of a sudden, there's this guy below you. Not cool. Good reaction though! Too many people would have started yelling and stuff. At least they're out and at the pool, right?
 

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went to the new gym...YAY....2 pools...one for kids/families...and a 5 lane lap pool for the old folk like me!
 

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or you could belong to a gym with an indoor aquatic park a warm water therapy pool for granny swimming and a 6 lane lap pool and still have kids in the lap pool with their parents sitting on the deck drinking margaritas. I love that.
 

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JULIE!!<img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif"><br><br>
Guys, this my youngest sister. She ran her first race, a 5K, a couple weeks ago.
 

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Hey DF,<br><br>
There is a pool at the Y in the Mouth - yes; also, you can get membership to the Portsmouth public pool (right next to the HS). I'm assuming you probably jump off at 101 though, so Newburyport or something else Mass bound might be a better bet.<br><br>
I just got a rec pass at UNH (free through DWs health plan) - so swim at the UNH pool in the early AM or the occasional evening (too crowded). They do swim Masters there though, if you're interested in joining a Masters program.<br><br>
Not sure what the deal is with Phillips Exeter and the public, either. I know lots of HS and local swim teams train there. Nice pool (almost as nice as UNH, if not nicer for the actual pool itself).<br><br>
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Tonight was much better. There was me, an older couple who was snorkeling around the entire perimiter of the pool<img alt="roll_eyes.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/roll_eyes.gif"> and a young lad of 11 who was actually swimming laps and even asked me a few swimming questions. Now, I don't mind this type of kid at all.<br><br>
Thankfully the snorkelers didn't stay around too long. What could they have been doing? Getting ready for a cruise vacation?
 

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I have some mid 60 year old female snorkler. She drives me crazy. I think she tries to race me. Anyone can swim faster than me so I don't know what kind of satisfaction she gets out of racing me.<br>
Then I have the breast stroke women who don't want to get there hair wet.<img alt="roll_eyes.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/roll_eyes.gif"><br>
But the worst, the absolute worst, are the old men who want to talk. I go to a hospital wellness center. I think the average age is at least 70. There are several old men who try to take me hostage. I have to get down right rude and tell them I'm training and can't talk right now. So they wait for me. As soon as I pull my goggles off, they start talking. One man is 87. He saw Dan Marino selling Nutri-System on TV so he has decided to try Nutri-System. His grandson is getting married in May and the old man can't fit into his tux. So he's gone on this diet. I told him to just buy a new tux. He's 87! Why deprive yourself at 87? Eat, drink and be merry.<img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif">
 
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