A Swimming Pool

When I was younger, I always wanted a swimming pool. I thought it would be easier to just go into my backyard and jump right in. I wouldn’t have to wait for my mom or dad to give me a ride to the closest swimming pool. It got easier when I got my driver’s license. It could just drive myself to a pool! But what about before then?

Well, in the summer, my family had a membership to the community pool. This pool was incredible. It was a high dive! I would do all kind of tricks off of it. I would do the regular dive or a flip or a cannonball. I know, those aren’t extreme tricks. But I’m not an Olympic diver! Nevertheless, I had a great time each summer. If memory serves me well, there was one high dive and two regular diving boards. I also enjoyed the regular diving boards. I think I was more of a daredevil on the smaller ones. This is because, if I messed up somehow, it wouldn’t hurt much because I’m closer to the water. I wouldn’t want to belly flop from 20 feet high! That would hurt. And, yes, I’ve done it before, so I know how it feels.

It’s been a while since I’ve gone swimming in a pool. The last time I went swimming was in some water on a beach. I was in Puerto Rico a few months ago. This was before the hurricanes hit, and destroyed much of the island. That happened just a few weeks after I was there. I’m glad I got out before it happened! I wouldn’t want to be stranded there for days or weeks. It wouldn’t be the worst thing since I enjoy being in Puerto Rico. Well, I look forward to the next time I’m in a swimming pool. It’ll bring back old memories!