Viewing post #49896 by HollyAnnS
|I have always been a water person swimming from an early age. My Mother a non swimmer and afraid of the water decided that I wouldn't be, so down to the local YWCA I went. I took to water like a fish and spent most of my childhood and teen years at the pool. In the winter it was swim team practice 3 days a week and swim meets on Saturdays. In the summer it was the local outside pool where swim team practice was 5 days a week and swim meets on Saturdays. When practice was over I would stay the afternoon picking up lunch at the snack bar and if I was really lucky I could stay for the evening swim, too. No one had to drag me to the pool for practice they could barely drag me out of it.
In the summer there were trips to the beach. Of course we called it going to the shore. That's the Jersey Shore. Once every summer we would head down for a week if we were really lucky maybe two. I remember my Mom wrapping me in a big beach towel and telling me I had to get out of the ocean. I was shivering uncontrollably and had blue lips but I swore that I wasn't cold and just really wanted back in.
In my 20's it was the local River, Creeks and Lakes that grabbed my attention. Swimming in the lakes and picnics with my young children. Canoe trips in my fathers canoe on the local creeks. The nearby Susquehanna River provided the real excitement, water skiing. Trips to the Ocean were few and far between. Much missed and much anticipated.
Life is Great! Holly
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