12/11/2012 by Carl Reynolds
Mrs Ape reports: Monday is rapidly becoming my favourite day of the week. Weekends are for doing “stuff”. Monday is “please yourself day”. It’s this time of year when the lifeguards appear to be permanently sweeping leaves. Arriving to find the sauna had not yet been switched on and hoping for a longer swim today, I grabbed a broom and set to work sweeping out the changing cubicles. A both productive and warming task, which allowed time to chat to all who arrived. Alex did not have so much time on his hands and after deliberating, swam half his usual distance and enjoyed a cuppa and took a photo of my cake afterwards see here. Leaves have gathered in great clumps on the bottom of the pool and in true SLSC club spirit, members have been asked to scoop up a couple of handfuls during their swim and dump them on the side of the pool. Margy is very keen that the pool is pristine for the CWSC 2012, so work must start early! Dylan seemed delighted with his new toy; while Tom sat watching an empty pool (I did check he was still awake!) The sauna now warm, I relinquished sweeping duties and managed 10 lengths. David reports the temperature to be “just 7C”. Another couple of cold nights and we might get down the 5C, the magic number some of us are waiting for.