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The kids at the pool

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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="">
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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=""><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="">
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