Thanks for the reply. I hadn't thought of the points you brought up on breathing. I will reserve that for when I can spend time in a lap pool. I will keep hotel pool time to drills only.
I can schedule my travel around my training to a certain extent. I am limited to company approved hotel chains, and none typically have a relationship with a fitness center either. I have looked at national fitness chains (eg Golds Gym, YMCA's, etc) but none have a nationwide option, at least from reading their websites.