Swim MS

Swimming to support those with Multiple Sclerosis

Taking full advantage of a good thing

Since the opening of Vancouver's amazing outdoor pools, I have had the pleasure of swimming outdoors almost every day since May long weekend!  And, believe it or not... I may be getting a tan.  Ok freckles.  It's not easy being indoors all day long at work, especially when the weather is as amazing at it has been.  Being at the pool makes me feel like I am finally breathing, after being deprived of oxygen.  I love it!

Mostly I have been swimming at Kits.  I thoroughly enjoy going on my own, jumping in and swimming without stopping for an hour or two.  This type of training simulates what I will be doing on Aug 16th...only much shorter!  Tonight I had my first outdoor training session with my coach, John.  He has moved our team to New Brighton on Monday nights.  This pool is like a small gem tucked away in the least suspecting place.  There is a unique juxtaposition between an incredible view of the North shore mountains, primarily Seymour, and the near by ship yard and train tracks.  The pool is nestled in the middle of all of this industry, yet has the peace of the mountains, the ocean, and the family oriented park surrounding it.  If you haven't been here for a dip, I recommend it.  The pool is generally set up in short course meters, but from time to time they change the lanes to make 50 long course meters.

I know I have said it before - I love Vancouver in the summer!  I love swimming outside!  I feel so energetic!  I just needed to share it again.  For any of you who are looking to catch some rays in one of Vancouver's scenic pools, I am at New Brighton Pool on Mondays at 7 and at Kits pool every other night, usually around 6.  On Thursdays, however, I am going to start training in the open water at Kits beach.  The Vancouver Open Water Swim Association holds practices at my SwimMS course twice a week at 6:30pm.  Come join me!