Susan Dennis (susandennis) wrote,
Susan Dennis
susandennis

LOUD

Most of the time when I go to my pool, there are less than 20-30 people there - total including swimmers, maintenance people, lifeguards and administration. On a crowded day you can add 20 kids.

Last night, at the three team swim meet, for most of the time there were 200-300 kids all with parents and officials in the same space - which is a large body of water surrounded by concrete. Most of the time all of the people were screaming support to the swimmers. It was loud.But, it was fun.

There were 72 races - relays and singles. Kids as young as 7 up to 18. And their parents. It was a very excited atmosphere and, often during the evening, adorably cute.

The swimmers with the most and the loudest cheers were those who were left in the middle of the pool after everyone else had finished.  As they made their way to the end as fast as they could, which was not fast, every single person parents, officials, all other swimmers cheered them on to the edge and then, as they climbed out, gave them a wild round of applause.

It started at 6 and I was on my way home by 9:45. Almost all of the lifeguards I see all time, were there and all were very impressed that I was. I had a really good time. If they want/ask, I'd be happy to do it again.

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I got home and the baseball game was still going - tied 2-2 in the 7th inning. I watched until the 12th inning. Then I went to sleep and woke up again in the 14th inning which was still tied. I went back to sleep and woke up to pee about 2 am. My phone told me that we lost in the 16th. So glad I did not stay up to watch.

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Today I go back to the pool at 8:30 for my own swim.  And then stop at the library for a pick up and then, if I'm hungry, I might find a place for breakfast/brunch.  And/or I may make a grocery stop. Or I may just come on home. Tomorrow I have my eyes on a French place that just started serving brunch on Sundays. So I may just hold off on dining fancy until tomorrow.
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