With the Natatorium closed for the next two weeks
due to meets held there, I swim at the Riviera Club.
The sounds of running water and children's
chatter in the background make the sessions more
relaxing - for me, anyway. There are wooden lounge
chairs pool-side, occupied by middle-aged
matrons, gossiping among themselves
as they basked in the late afternoon sun,
while a couple IAM members put in some
additional laps. Their fins and kickboard contrast
with the pool toys left on a nearby bench.