Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Just Keep Swimming

Today is the first day that we are using our pool this year. We've had some pretty crappy weather up to this point. Also, we had to put in a new liner, since ours has weathered for about 20 years.

It's supposed to be 88 degrees and sunny! Yes!!! HOT WEATHER! I love it.

I remember as a kid swimming with my brothers and sisters. Oftentimes, we would set up a volleyball net and have friends over to play. Then we got a slide. That was a very exciting time for us.

We found that we would slide down faster if we put my kickboard under us as we went down the slide. Surprisingly, no one got hurt.

When I was really young, I remember being thrown into the pool by my older brothers - Blake more than Boyd. This resulted in time-outs for Blake, and me crying (of course!).

Luckily for me, I grew up with two pools to play in. My neighbor, Dusty, also had a pool. Dusty and I spent most of our summer afternoons in the pool playing "Shark" with his older brother Derek. Then Dusty and I would get tired of swimming, so we would build forts on the deck out of lawn chairs, towels, and pool toys. That was my favorite.

As far back as I can remember, swimming has always meant summer to me. It's sad that I've grown away from being thrown in the pool and playing "Shark" with Dusty, but we all have to grow up...that doesn't mean I have to stop from forever playing those games though - I have young nieces and nephews!


  1. Playing sharks! Soooo cute. This brings back good old memories. I always love being in the pool, especially when I was a kid. I swim a lot :)

  2. Shh, don't tell my cousins this but I still have a secret love of getting thrown in the pool. Well, the big pool anyway. The kiddie pool, not so much. You know, when your butt is being thrown off someone's shoulder and is hurtling towards water it's a lot more comforting to know there's 5 feet of water to break your fall rather than 6 inches of water.

  3. Yes, swimming and swimming pool is sure sign of summer around here. My kids would stay in the water all day long. This is the time of year when I save money on not buying groceries cause they're too busy swimming,lol.

  4. Oh how I love relaxing in the pool in the sunshine...we hardly ever get to use ours, but yesterday, the sun shone so brightly and the weather was just perfect for a spot of swimming. Hooray for the summer! :D

  5. I love swimming!!!
    I wish I had a pool in my apartment complex :/

  6. I remember my grandpa exercising in the pool and me thinking he was crazy. Why would you worry about exercising in the pool when you can swim? But you live, you learn. It's much easier on the joints than the gym/floor.

  7. I love being at the pool. Sigh...my new neighborhood has a pool and I have yet to make it to it. I really need to get my summer priorities straight.