So a week after we all discovered the empty goodness of the Pioneer High School Pool it’s gone. School starts soon as was made very apparent by the large number of kids crawling all over the campus. Good news is that none of them were in the pool. I only had to share the place with one other dude… I felt a little cramped but got over it after a while :) The pool only had like one lane line in it so I had a big square of water all to myself so I decided to swim in a square just because I could!

I did a couple rounds counterclockwise and then flip turned and swam the other way around. It was fun to do something odd like that. After a while I stopped and messed around with my latest camera. After an eternity in warrantyland my last pentax magically turned into the newest model! Yay upgrade! I wonder if that’s what took so long… they were between model years and couldn’t fix my camera hence the replacement. Well whatever it was I’m just excited to have a nice camera again, it’s been a while!

Once I had my test shots out of the way I went back to swimming and did some kicking and then a few 150′s focusing on my stroke. After 3 or 4 Kelly showed up to swim with me. She did a quick warm up and then we came up with a loose plan to swim some more big squares. We did some in each direction and even one where we crossed the pool diagonally to make it more interesting. All told I have no idea at all how far we swam but we had fun.

We cooled down by messing with my camera a bit. That’s gotta count for a few yards right? :) I’m not sure that I’m going to get a swim in tomorrow, I might end up at a Surfrider thing instead to talk water quality testing, but I should get plenty of ocean time this weekend and maybe even a special mystery guest!

4 Responses to “Pioneer, We Hardly Knew Ye”

  1. Gords says:

    That first pic is one of the coolest underwater pics I’ve seen in a long time!

  2. joanne says:

    Rob, I missed your photos and Im glad you have a new camera. Although, I am partial to your great artwork.:-} If you ever make a book, put me down for at lest one!

  3. IronMike says:

    Glad the camera is back.

    Wow, an entire square of pool to yourself. Shame no one else was there; you could have done a POW workout!

  4. Rob D says:

    glad you guys are digging the pictures! I’m stoked to have a decent camera again, for now… hopefully this one lasts a while.

    Joanne – I actually put together a book recently I just haven’t put it on the blog yet, stay tuned!