no swimming for you

Three swimsuits.

Three pairs of flip flops.

One bottle of Burt’s Bees.

One swim diaper.

One plastic diaper cover.

One change of clothes.

One set of plastic sharks.

Plastic bags for wet suits.

Snacks for the ride home.

All of this grand preparation foiled by one little sign at the front desk of the Downtown YMCA–“The Training Pool will be closed from April 5th-April 12th.  Sorry for the inconvenience.”  Inconvenience?  When you are bribing two kids to hang out in the playroom while you get your workout in by taking them swimming afterwards, the pool being closed is not merely inconvenient but downright tragic.

The funniest part of this whole episode is that I almost checked the Y’s website before we left home just to make sure that it was all systems go.  Oh, wait a minute!  Just checked it and the only mention of the pool being closed for a week is that “the YMCA SOS campers will be in the training pool every weekday from March 22 – April 9 from 2-4 p.m. ”  Or maybe not…


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