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So. I'm very lucky. There's a public pool down the street. I do my long swims at the lake, but I love to go to the pool early in the morning & play around in the blue water. I avoid chatting with the lifeguards because I'm older and I don't want to look like a cougar or like one of those middle aged people who thinks s/he can still hang with the kidz. But with a few people we exchange a quick half smile because I've been going there for about 5 years... But - there is one guy. He looks so good. I just try not to look at him at all. I don't want to look like a D.O.G (desperate old girl) Anyway, he has that kind of body language that some hot guys get, kind of arrogant, you know.

There is one guard who seems a bit older, & I met him when I took swimming lessons a while back. We talked about getting some tips on my butterfly stroke, but at the time the pool was to busy. Last week it was pretty empty, so I asked him about it and he said "Well, I'm not right person. I'll get Mike (or Craig or John or whatever.) He's on the swim team, he can help you." So he calls out & who should appear but that conceited hot lifeguard. And my buddy says "She wants you to give her some tips on the butterfly" (Wait a minute - that's not what I said. I asked you...) Anyway. sigh. Why do swimmers look so good? Oh, yeah, that's right, because we're fit! ;)

Anyway, I don't think this is going to be the beginning of some hot new romance or anything, but. He looks so good! Seriously though, once we started talking swimming, it was all swimming. And he gave me three great tips that I can really make use of. I'm so sure that next time I go back it will be like we never interacted. But. At least we met. Kind of. Oh - fun fact. I discovered, once I was standing next to him, that he's the same height as me.

So, anyway, thanks for listening to my dumb story about the lifeguard. And, really, it is about swimming. And irony. Looking forward to practicing my butterfly incorporating his advice.

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one_raido
Jul. 8th, 2012 03:37 am (UTC)
I always talked to the guards. And more the guys mostly because they were just friendlier. Let them think what they think. Nothing wrong with a little eye candy!

I miss my outdoor pool so much. They closed it last summer and it's being torn down. Would much rather swim in a pool.

helenatroy
Jul. 8th, 2012 03:44 am (UTC)
Its so funny, but when I was a little kid, I was afraid to talk to the guy lifeguards. Maybe because I grew up in a household with all girls. Maybe that carried over?

And on the other note. What? They closed the pool and tore it down??? wow. I'm so sorry to hear that.

Here in Massachusetts, we had a death in the pools and their remedy is to *fill in* the deep ends of all the state pools. It makes me so mad. There was an accident. They know why it happened. But why *fill in* the pool? If,10, 20, 40 years from now, people want to be able to dive - that's gone.
one_raido
Jul. 8th, 2012 03:55 am (UTC)
Yeah, that is sad, too. This pool was huge. L-shaped with 25 -meters for laps including a 12-foot deep end with three diving board. First built in 1927!

It need repairs and someone on the park board had a vision for the park that doesn't include the pool. He won.
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