I Joined The YMCA

My daughter and wife joined the YMCA in Moncton about a month ago, mainly for the swimming.

I’m a wimp when it comes to swimming; the water has to be warm as a bath: I hate cold water. I haven’t swam in 20 years because of that. Well, I was told the water in the new facility WAS warm, plus they used saltwater chlorination systems. So, I took my daughter last week to her swimming lesson, and man, what a nice surprise – it WAS warm, and I loved it. I forgot how much I enjoyed swimming.

So, I joined the “Y”, which accepts blasphemous atheists as well as Christians, I guess (they didn’t ask).

Doesn’t the YMCA stand for Yesterday’s Men Chasing Aspirations? Sure it does.

4 Replies to “I Joined The YMCA”

  1. I made an appointment with a personal trainer there for this Wednesday (2 days from now), to create an exercise program and show me how to not kill myself with the equipment.

    I used to work-out, lifting weights and all that, about 20 years ago, weighing 25 pounds more with muscle.

  2. The Y is a decent facility. It wasn’t hardcore enough for me, but it was alright.

    I don’t know how you can possibly swim in warm water. It’s like soaking in a bath of piss. The colder the water is the less it saps your energy, to a certain extent when it just cripples you and you sink beneath the surface and meet mermaids with clams on their boobs then you die and they suck the blood out of your neck with their leech mouths. But you already knew that.

    How often you planning to go swimming? To get into decent shape you should probably go 3 times a week.

  3. I swam for 20 minutes today and nearly died. I took the motorbike to the Y, and coming back I should’nt have ridden it: I was dizzy and halluncinating with exhaustion. I never swam for exercise before; it was always just for fun in lakes and oceans, and that was over 20 years ago. I think I’m dying. Fuck, it’s 30 minutes later and my heart is still pounding.

  4. Swimming is full-body workout. Every friggin’ muscle in your body feels it afterwards. I’d swim for exercise, except that it would scare all the children to have a gorilla splashing around the pool with them. Next thing you know, they’d be shooting me with a tranquilizer gun.

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