You can buy pool time by the month or by the swim. 10 swims for xx or buy a monthly pass which gets you in for any pool time - laps, play, classes, etc as often as you want. (These cards are good at any of the city's 8 pools, too - quite the deal. Mine cost me $45 a month. )
You are supposed to swipe on your way in but I got there before the front counter opened. So on the way out, I swiped in. The woman who staffs the front desk always laughs when I do this because she knows I have a monthly pass and it doesn't matter but, I think it does. I want to show the People In Charge that the pool is used a lot! So I always swipe. Even if it's after.
And that's where the hijinks started with the name calling. It's fun to have friends at the pool.
And my workout was fabulous. I did the 600 yards on the card and then cause the other guy in my lane left and I had it all to myself, did another 200 yards. It felt good and fun.
Now I'm doing laundry. I did some Flickr-ing but not much. It's going to be a lonnnnnnng job.