2021 – the Year in Review

I’ve just found out it’s August. Every year it’s the same. Too much AA (Aquatic Action) and not enough S&M (Social Messaging). Those of you who know me have the privilege (and the pleasure, if I can be so bold) to be free to ask me how The Quest is going. But for the sweeping…

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USA pools – #306 – #315

And on and on it goes. The size of the lockers, the state of the change-rooms, the smiles (or lack of) on the dials of the lifeguards, the number of police officers – such are but a few of the variables one encounters on Pool Quest. And in a city like New York, one feels…

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USA – pools #296-#305 (2013 in review Part 1)

I’ve been busy – swimming not blogging – and that’s how it should be. Mind you, I should do better than this. 9 months between posts is a little slack particularly when I’m knocking over new pools like gnomes before a cannonball. (I can hear some of you now muttering, ‘You’re the most worstest pool-conquering-blogger…

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USA!! – pools #291, #292, #293, #294 & #295

Finally, the quest goes international big time! I’m playing catch-up here. These five pools cover my first 3 months stateside.   Riverside State Park – pool #291 Built on reclaimed land in the Hudson River, this is a large complex surrounded by sporting fields with a good view of the George Washington Bridge and New…

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Bathurst & Orange – pools #279 and #280

Dear All Season Swimmers, Winter in Bathurst. Not an obvious choice for a 4 day break when there’s no skiing, or ice-skating or any winter activities of note. But, no matter. The kids had a good time looking at the frost and buying shoes and staying warm. Oh, and swimming of course. For country towns,…

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