Posts Tagged: swimming

Swimming games

I had something I wanted to swim on –like normal people sleep on things– but of course I forgot all about it once I was in the water and designed water games instead. Of the collaborative sort, mostly, though some might be played as a race or a contest. Ministry of Silly Swims Players: individual

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Day of the Elderly

I didn’t go swimming this morning. It’s “dag van de ouderen”, “day of older people”. When another swimmer and I (both in our mid-fifties) asked how old one should be to be invited, Warm Water Man assured us that we were in the target demographic. Both of us said we didn’t feel called. The day

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Shaken

I went to the swimming pool this morning with my eyes already hurting (from the paint fumes, I suppose; it gives Secunda a headache and my other half full-blown hay fever) and found it a noisy place, because someone in a cherry-picker was demolishing a tree with a chainsaw and another person was putting fallen

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Swimming in the rain

This morning I went swimming an hour earlier than usual, because I was awake anyway and wanted to test if I can swim tomorrow and still be in time for an earlyish dentist appointment (success). This had the fortunate side-effect of avoiding the two women who swim Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays who always look at

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The water is wide

… er, deep. Well, shallow, rather. Conversation this morning: Me: I don’t feel like swimming in the shallow pool at all. Secunda: Then swim in the deep pool! Me: There’s no water in it. Secunda: You could always stay home. Saves cycling, too. But I went anyway, and tried to take a couple of pictures

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Any little bird can swim

That is: yet another update. I’m so glad that the neurologist warned me that the scary pills would give side effects first, because I got really bad vertigo attacks: for the first couple of days more or less exactly an hour after I’d taken one. Also, a curious combination of hyperfocus and lack of attention

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Swimming in primordial soup

This morning every single person about to enter the outdoor pool did a double take. “Green!” Quite a pretty green, too, as if the water was on top of a freshly-mown lawn. The water seemed normal, and people were swimming in it already, so I just got in. We developed the most outrageous theories: is

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