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Learning to Swim with Sharks

My Own Milky Way: Lasker Pool

A quiet pool before the lap swimmers arrive.

Lap swimming has become one of my favorite summer activities. I return to it every year at the end of June when the pool opens for the summer. However, to be honest, I think my attraction is largely influenced by the Olympic-size, outdoor pool in Central Park, near my apartment. There is something extraordinary about swimming in an area surrounded by trees in the middle of New York City. Continue reading