Since the indoor pool where I normally exercise is closed for 'rejuvenation' the outdoor one has to suffice!
That is to say I haven't quite found THE perfect time yet for my water exercises!
Either too hot, too crowded, too sunny, too early, too late.. whatever.
But going I am, daily!
Now the outdoor adult exercisers/swimmers can be, I found,
categoricarized into three: Lappers, Flappers and Joggers
There are those sleek, toned-to-the-hild, bronzed ,minimalistically clad swimmers of either gender, that knife through water without so much as a splash :-), lap after lap - our LAPPERS. They wear close fitted swim caps and dark googles, swim with fins - sometimes, and waterweb mittens, too..to increase their speed - all seemingly training for the next Olympics :-) - totally engrossed to the exclusion of anything but sleeking through the blue - back and forth!
Then, we have the 'head-up-don't-get-my-hairdo-wet' ladies, and a few gents, slowly paddling lap after lap - our FLAPPERS. They wear an assortment of baseball caps, sometimes fins,
sarongy suits and long legged trunks,
over much rounder bodies. Keeping steady time - maybe breaking once or twice for a brief chat with fellow lane Flappers - to catch their breaths!
And then there are the JOGGERS:
It really works - the flexing I mean.
One feels like a teenagers again, erm, superannuated teenager for sure!
But what do I care. I do feel better!
For 45 minutes, at least!
Come swim with me!!!