Swimming and Dreaming of Medellin

My Olympic size lap pool in Medellin

My Olympic size lap pool in Medellin

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.

About the Author

Susan Moore's first solo travel experience was traveling around SE Asia for 7 months in 1993. It was life changing and extraordinary. Currently Susan is living a nomadic life, working and roadtripping around the USA and Canada. You can reach Susan Moore at Facebook or Twitter

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