Think for a moment, what things are you not allowed to do, in or at a swimming pool. Many of us will remember, this poster, from the 1980’s.
There is, however one thing missing from that poster, swim. That’s right, swim in a swimming pool…
The other day, I encountered a lady who said just that, or rather “swim to well”. The other day, swimming in a lane, a lady asked if she could join me. I was happy to say yes.
She then turned to me, in a voice full of venhem and spat out “he should not be allowed in the pool”. I turned to see her, jabbing her finger, towards someone who I thought was a perfectly innocent swimmer. The subject of her ire, the reason for annoyance…she loudly complained that “he”s swimming to well and too fast”.
I was slightly confused by this, the whole purpose of visiting a pool, is to swim. It seemed, however that she believed that if.you were too good, or too fast a swimmer, you should be kicked out, according to her bitter complaints, because “you get in peoples way”.