Grateful for an Indoor Pool

In the building where I live, we have access year round to an indoor heated swimming pool. The water is kept clean and blue; the temperature maintained.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
The indoor swimming pool. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

During the school holidays -summer and winter – I take my girls down to swim. They have spent many hours in this water practising their swimming, learning how to breathe underwater, and playing to their heart’s content.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
Watching the children swim. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

There are times when I join my children in the water – and often had to when they were learning how to swim. I am not a keen swimmer myself so often I watch them from the sidelines – or spend the time reading my latest book.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
Relaxing at the side of the pool. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

I am grateful for the use of this swimming pool. Not only has it been a way for the children to exercise, but it has also been a great way to cool down during the summer months!

Processed with RookieWhat have you been grateful for this week?

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(Join me and share something that you have been grateful for in the past week)

Contributors of the past week: 

Scrapydo with My First Contribution to Sharing Gratitude

Transitionally Speaking with Gratitude Wednesday: To Write Again

Angeline with The gratitude Attitude: Being a Survivor

Art and Fiction with The Simple Things in Life

Amanda with Gratitude

 

 

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44 thoughts on “Grateful for an Indoor Pool

  1. You encouraged them well Colline . I wish I’d learnt to swim better when I was young . I think there was some incident which I don’t recall which left its mark . So many water activities to enjoy if you have confidence in the water !

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    1. I insisted they go to lessons even though the younger one did not want to go. They are now both very comfortable in the water and the early mornings on a Saturday were well worth it 🙂

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  2. Sounds like it is really hot up there in the northern hemisphere – an indoor pool in your building must be wonderful. I love your photos – the colours are great – the second last one is really terrific – I can almost smell the chlorine and hear the splashes in the water.
    This week I’m grateful for my ability to read and write and my computer which allows me to visit blogs of people on the other side of the world. 🙂

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  3. Such great shots Colline and I wouldn’t mind having an indoor pool myself. It’s fun in the water. I love water. I am grateful for a big bath and hot water. It helps for the aches and pains. 😀

    Great post and thanks for sharing hon. ♥ Hugs ♥

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  4. Having an indoor pool is such a convenience, especially when your kids are young. It’s a sopurse of built-in entertainment and exercise right where you live. And it’s a great way to make sure your kids grow up comfortable in the water.
    I’ve a friend who has been critically ill but, this week, he’s showing great improvement. To say I’m grateful is an understatement.

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  5. Last month, I had a swimming lesson. I really think I can’t recover. I get tired quick. Can’t get the breathing right. And I just can’t get it. Oh well. I’m well ok floating in the water, or do back stroke. 😀

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  6. That is indeed very relaxing. All the water fun minus the sun burn. Hope you have a great Summer. Haven’t been to the pool lately but I will sure try visiting one or the beach soon. Thanks.

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    1. They practised in this pool but learned at the community centre. When they were small my husband and I used to get in the pool with them to practise the exercises we had seen their teachers do with them.

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