Wow-what a great pool and setting and way to start the day!
It’s been a while since I have been to a new pool and have blogged. This was certainly worth the wait. After a long flight delayed trip to St. Petersburg , FL I checked into my hotel at 11:00pm and slept so so until my 5;00am wake up for St. Pete Masters from 5:30am-7:00am. I did not want to get up. Eventually I walked slowly, the short distance from the Vinoy Renaissance in the dark to the North Shore Aquatic Complex. When I walked into front gate this is what I was treated too (actually this pic was post practice).
There we’re probably 35+ master swimmers in the water. I swam in the Shark group of about 15 people and clearly I was a bit over my head. We (they) were doing 50’s on the 33. I swam with a young fast guy that probably humored me. I got in a bit late and did 4100 yards of the 5100 yard workout. The coach of the masters workout was a friend of J. Dwyers from high school.
After the workout I walked across the parking lot and was rewarded with the following view. I can’t wait to explore new outdoor pools.
What an awesome way to start the morning!!!! Wish I could do this everyday.