Perils of Lap Swimming!
I saw this article today, and I totally related: http://nypost.com/2017/01/16/former-olympic-athlete-swims-too-fast-for-local-pool/
Basically, a former Olympian got in trouble with a lifeguard for swimming too fast and accidentally bumping someone sharing a lane with him.
Guys- I live in fear that this will happen to me some day! I routinely feel guilty for swimming too fast at lap swim or taking up a lane for too long. Now that I have a regular pool, I've made a point to make nice with the lifeguards so that they know I don't mind sharing as long as I'm not getting kicked in the face. I'm constantly trying to make myself small and inconspicuous, but that's hard to do sometimes when you're lapping someone every 50 yards and you're not even trying yet...
I've been telling myself that the lifeguards won't really get mad at me for swimming too much- but maybe they will?! Now I really will worry that I'm just one new lifeguard away from getting yelled at because of someone who doesn't know how to swim!
Lap swim is a scary, scary place.