Most everyone that comes to visit Dynoswim is part of the swimming community at large. In fact, we have visitors from all over the world and I've received email messages from many of them. Some ask general questions about training while others might just say, "Hey, thanks for the workouts." One particular email comes to mind. About two years ago a swim Dad contacted me to help with training ideas for his son. Here's the catch, the family lives in Indonesia and had limited to no access to a pool. Kind of difficult to train for swimming when you can't actually swim. Nevertheless, I wasn't necessarly surprised. Pools are expensive, and perhaps it's not too much of a stretch to say it, but it's clear that most of the world doesn't have access to training facilities in the way that we in the United States and other western nations do.
But how frustrating it is! Dynoswim Palm Coast has been scrounging for training time since September. Our normal pool should be open within a week, but when you take training as seriously as we do, you'll understand that there's a serious void left in our lives. No training facility means no training, or no consistency in training, and we all know the compounding negative affects this can have on every facet of our lives.
But there are many communities in and outside of the U.S. that don't have any place to train at all, I guess even with our problems, we can count ourselves as blessed.
Here's another local's opinion on the matter. This time the news hit the editorial page. We all agree that we need a new pool, that demand has far exceeded supply. But a seemingly simple issue gets sidetracked by the normal course of government in the democratized world. Well, that's the way it is, and we have to navigate through the protocol. Politics anyone...?