Thursday, August 27 2015
I brought my Couchsurfers along for the night owl lap swim.
Kristina, in the middle, is into swimming. Her friends Bastian and Felix, not so much. They hung out on the pool deck while Kristina and I did laps. She has way better technique than I do.
Strangers in the background is a distracting element in a shot, but significant in context of this moment. Taking the photo, we all noticed the kids eating on the steps1234. And that all the people sitting on the steps were black.
Sunday, August 9 2015
Ma preps for lap swim.
On the topic of: Family, Finer Living, Pittsburgh, Reportage, Snapshots, Summer, Swimming, Western Pennsylvania
Monday, September 1 2014
26.23 miles this season. Commemorative t-shirt earned.
Friday, August 30 2013
I was on a quest to swim 25 miles at Sol Goldman pool this summer. Crossing the 25 mile mark in any city pool during morning or evening adult swims, July 9 to August 30, 2013, earns you a commemorative t-shirt from NYC Parks, Acquatics division. I haven't seen the t-shirt. From what I understand, the t-shirt proclaims the wearer to be a winner in an entirely non-competetive distance swimming affair. The terms:
Sunday, September 4 2011
Few things make me happier in New York City than splashing around in the free, open lanes at the Red Hook Pool and gorging at the food trucks around the nearby soccer fields. I've pedaled down this way from Williamsburg two or three times weekly but they only have the trucks on the weekends. And, with today's plunge, that's it for the season - the pool closes on Labor Day.
I'm usually pretty elated and twitchy coming out of the water. Given that, this was as close to a focus as I could get.