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6.5 Things That Really Bug Me About Swimming at the Co-Rec
1) People jumping in lanes without asking
Is it really that hard to ask someone before you just jump into a lane? It’s not like I’m going to say, “No”. I just want to know that you’re getting in so I can adjust what I’m doing. It’s especially annoying when there is already a couple of people in the lane. I always thought that this was common courtesy but I guess not.
1.5) Slow people trying to “swim” with faster people
I wish the pool would do what other pools do and section off the lanes. Are you going to doggie paddle a lap and then sit on the wall for 15 minutes before you doggie paddles another? Lanes 1 and 2. Are you a semi-pro/collegiate athlete? Lanes 7 and 8. The rest of the lanes are divided up into ascending skill levels.
2) People leaning on the suit dryer until it stops running
To be fair, the name of this machine is quite a misnomer. This machine isn’t actually going to dry your suit. It only “wrings” out most of the water. Yes the sign does say that it is on an automatic timer but you really only need to leave it in there for 10-15 seconds.
3) The hot tub being broken
First of all, I know nothing about how hot tubs work. Maybe they’re really complicated, maybe ours is really crappy, I don’t know. What I do know is that it seems that more often than not, it is out of order. I would think that knowing that it gets a lot of use, you would have a good supply of pieces to fix it and people that know how to fix it. But again maybe the whole thing is way more complicated than I am aware of.
4) People not putting their stuff away
This one is simple. After you are done using your kickboard/pullbuoy/fins is it really that hard to put it away? You’re an adult, PICK UP AFTER YOURSELF!
5) Swim Lessons/Other clubs (i.e. the limited number of lanes available)
Don’t even get me started. (I am aware that the new Co-Rec should alleviate these issues but only time will tell.) And for those who suggest I just join one of said clubs or swim at a different time when the pool isn’t so busy, I would argue that I busy schedule doesn’t always allow that. I swim when I can which sometimes just so happens to be when the pool is the busiest.
6) The Swim Team
I understand that the new pool was built as a temple to honor the gods that are collegiate swimmers. (Again I am aware that the new Co-Rec should alleviate these issues but only time will tell.) However us plebeians would like a chance to swim too. When you specifically close the pool for the swim team and then say that the pool is going to be open for everyone else at a certain time, it is really annoying to walk in and see the swim team still in the pool working away. Be done when you say you’re going to be done. If you need more time, change the schedule. [This should not be seen as an attack on collegiate swimmers. I know a few and they’re bad ass. It’s more about how the pool management schedules the pool.]