I make it a point to try and be fit, after all fitness is part of our business, I'll come in early one or two days a week (really more like one day every other week) and spend 40 minutes or so on an exercise bike while reading the most current issues of Aquatics International or Parks & Recreation. But it wasn't until a conversation with my chiropractor earlier this week that it hit me; I almost NEVER swim in the very pool I run. Long story short; he said "Nick I'm seeing some more stiffness and soreness than I used to and I think it would benefit you to engage in more low-impact exercise" then he paused, grinned, and said "like swimming". So today I took him at his word, came in early, and swam a quick set, nothing too profound just enough to loosen up and raise my heart rate a bit.
This begs the question; how many of us actually take advantage of our pools? This morning I noticed three small things about the pool itself that I wanted to address with my Pool Managers; spoke to four patrons about the facility in general; AND got some exercise. I for one intend to take advantage of my pool a lot more often from now on!