I took my son swimming today in the local pool and it cost me the princely sum of £8.60 (pah!) I rarely swim in pools as my favourite place to take a dip is the sea as regular readers of my various ramblings will undoubtedly already be aware. This is of course, despite the possibility of being nipped on the bottom by a crustacean.
The pool to which I refer is located in the council's sports centre and boasts two pools, a teaching one and a much bigger one for lengths and stuff like that. I'd forgotten how warm the former was because, quite frankly, I don't think I've taken him since he had lessons as a six-month-old baby. Why not, you may ask? Well, I don't really enjoy it and today's experience only stood to underline exactly why this is - crowds - being unable to use the floats in the pool - pushy parents and most importantly, hairy tattooed men and whalesque women. Yes, this is unfair and I'm hardly svelte myself, but honestly!