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February 3, 2020

I had a very solid month of training in January, at least in terms of consistency of being in the water and swim volume/effort.  There were some flashes of faster swimming that encouraged me and today I repeated my 3 x 300 Test Set at my LA Fitness.  I was much improve...

August 2, 2019

The move from Arizona to Ontario has been a most excellent adventure in so many ways, but has also been quite all-consuming.  While I've found a small, but vibrant masters swimming community* and I have been getting in the water a few days a week for most weeks, my tra...

July 1, 2018

In honor of Canada's 151st birthday, I was going to do a review of all my Canadian pools to date.  But, when I realized that was 43 pools (12.5% of my total), I figured I had to slim this down.  Since the Internet loves Top 10 lists, below is a gallery (click on the pi...

January 28, 2017

If the definitive history of Canadian competitive swimming is ever written, the 6000 block between University and Student Union Boulevards on the campus of the University of British Columbia will deserve a chapter, if not more.  This relatively compact plot in Vancouve...

August 21, 2016

While my fitness level has suffered this summer due to a lot of travel, even by my standards, my pool list has burgeoned.  With this last week's trip that had me going Phoenix -> Calgary -> Lethbridge -> Toronto -> New Jersey -> Toronto -> Phoenix, I added three new po...

April 17, 2016

It would have been perfect had I been able, over my recent six day stay in Toronto, to notch up one new pool a day to make this post "Six from the Six," but there was too much fun to be had in this great city to swim every day.  When combined with my trip there in Octo...

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