So this weekend I was in Atlanta and I decided that I would go swim! I did pack a few things cuz' I had sorta planned on swimming. I emailed a team that swims at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center.
Yeah, it was the pool from the 1996 Olympics. I actually had been at this pool before for IGLA in 2005. Great, Great, Great Pool! I so don't want to swim at my regular pool tomorrow.
I snapped a photo of the center from the parking lot. So big! The pool itself was amazing. It was chilly like a pool should be. I swam with the Atlanta Rainbow Trout Team. As soon as I got to the pool everyone was really nice. Before swimming they made general announcements about the team then introduced me. Then the coach talked about the workout. Well the workout today was more of a swim clinic for freestyle. When it came to getting in the pool I decided to sandbag what I felt I could do and moved down to the middle of the pool. I really haven't swam a workout on fast
intervals and forever and everyone looked so young and fit. I figured I needed to head down to the people closer to my age. Ya know, us old folks.
Warm up was something something and more of something. I think it was 200 Swim / 100 Fly Drill / 200 Swim / 100 Back Drill / 200 Swim / 100 Breast Drill. I joined in for the first 200. Then I moved up a lane cuz' I was in too slow of a slow lane. I think I was a bit confused. It seemed like we may have skipped the fly. For the second 200 I went second in the lane. I really had to pull back. I realized once again it was too slow for me. I did lead for the 2nd 200 and 1o0 breast. But since that is all we were going to swim and the rest of the 90 minute workout would be swim clinic I stayed with them.
We did various 25 drill for a bit. Some just kick, some with one arm, some on our side, some with this, some with that. Then we did some deep end kicking for a few minutes. Then some more 25's swimming, then some 50's. And that was it. I really wasn't keeping track. I was just enjoying swimming in a nice pool. Plus everyone was really nice. All in all is was a great day to be swimming with great folks.