2016: Summer of Pool Tripping
I added my 236th pool today, thanks to the local Valley of the Sun JCC re-opening their main training pool after a complete re-build and expansion ...
... but, with my 49th birthday having recently passed and the recognition that my ability to trek and trip through new pools in my 70s and 80s will likely slow down, I've realized that I need to considerably pick up the pace on 'pool adds' over the next 10-15 years if I'm going to have a shot at reaching my 1,001 pools goal.
I hereby declare 2016 my "Summer of Pool Tripping" and am going to see if I can average 6 new pools per month over June, July and August. I've got my eye on a mixture of both pools in some new places work and fun will take me, but also will make a concerted effort to swim around the greater Phoenix metro area. I'd love to start September with a quarter of my goal met, 250 pools locked!