My name is Hannah, and I’m a Manhattan-based pool tourist who was born in 1972. This blog started in 2012 as part of my project to swim in 40 pools in celebration of my 40th birthday. That turned out to be so much fun that I made it to well beyond 40 pools that first year and am keeping the tally going indefinitely. See the first post for a more complete description of the project as conceived.
The blog is organized into several categories.
- Pools: Check out posts in the pool category for reports on pools visited during this project, or coveted pools I wish I could visit.
- Other swim spots: Open water swimming holes of note and pools that are inadequate for real workouts are covered by the not a pool category.
- Pool tourism: Want to check out some of these pools on your own? (That’s a rhetorical question–of course you do!) Read up on pool tourism tips for secrets of the trade.
- Out of the water: Book reviews, films, and other esoterica of possible interest to pool tourists are reviewed in swim culture posts.
I welcome pool recommendations and invitations, but be warned that these are binding. If you invite me to a pool, be prepared to go for a swim with me there.
When I’m not swimming, I may well be talking about swimming. Here are some media hits:
- 7/13/14: Traffic Jam in Central Park, Metropolitan Diary entry about a surprise sighting on the way to a pool (New York Times)
- 6/27/14: Pick Your Pool (New York Times)
- January 2013: Swim Your Age (USMS Swimmer Magazine)
- 3/18/12: Mission Possible: 40 Pools (Swimmers Circle)
- 8/8/11: In Brooklyn, a Happy Birthday to a Simple Pleasure (New York Times)
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