I will go for a swim this afternoon for about an hour and I’ll be dreaming of Medellin. It will be an indoor pool as I am too chicken to brave the cold and swim in Barton Springs Pool at Zilker Metropolitan Park here in Austin.
This time last year I was preparing for my trip to Colombia. Recently I began reminiscing about the swimming pools I was able to enjoy at Atanasio Girardot Sports Complex in Medellin, Colombia. I was staying at a hostel just a few blocks away in the barrio La Floresta.
I swam in the beautiful diving pool a couple of times. The deep water is warm and welcoming but the length of the pool is not ideal for swimming laps. When I asked the attendant if I could swim in the Olympic size pool she said yes. It was a very cold but very enjoyable swim. I think the cold temperature made me swim just that much faster.
Today I will swim and daydream of Medellin and the beautiful outdoor pools of the Atanasio Girardot Sports Complex.