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Aug 21, 2018 7:10pm
Anyways, back to the pools in the States. The water they use is nice and warm and 95% chlorine, which eats up your bathing suit pretty quickly. They actually have life guards that take their job seriously. So, in theory, you can leave your children in the shallow end and swim some laps while they are being watched. On the other hand, the life guard thing can be very annoying for experienced swimmers. You get to the pool, have about an hour and find out that "the life-guards are on their 30 min lunch break". You say "Look, I am a good swimmer, when I was your age, I gave swimming lessons, look, no one will cry if I die...". Nope, no one can go into the water. The life guards are mostly high school kids who are not too customer oriented. "Can we do lap swimming?" I ask "It's raining and it's just me?" "Well, then I would have to remove the line and that's a pain in the a*." The line separates the shallow from the deep end and thwarts all real swimmers' hopes for a nice workout.

One Family, One Year, Just One Other Country

Aug 12 - 13, 2018
The date is drawing closer... We'll be heading to the US in four weeks! Let the adventure begin. I will use this blog to let colleagues and friends know what we are up to. I will try to post one photo every week that shows some cultural differences...

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