Originally Posted by Mempho
Looking back on it now, I shouldn't have been at all self-conscious about being mixed in with the little kids and shallow-water aerobics group. The pool is there for everybody. You have as much right to it as anybody.
I know I shouldn't either. But admitting that you can't swim is somewhat like admitting that you can't read; publicly trying to learn to swim is like sitting in a library as an adult sounding out See Spot Run. Everyone has the right to the library, but people can't help but judge even when they're doing it sympathetically.