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Splash

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First team swim. At 7AM, it was all business at Jimmie Simpson Recreation Centre.

Blue

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The water at St. Lawrence Community Recreation Centre is cold.

Hoppe Hoppe Rieter

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Family was an important part of Eric’s life. He enjoyed spending time with the grandchildren and every child had a chance to be bounced on Papa’s knee to “Hoppe Hoppe Rieter”, a German song that the kids loved.

(ERIC KIRNER On February 7, 2017)

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Joseph J. Piccininni Community Centre

Moss Park

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Today I swam one kilometre
John Innes Community Recreation Centre

willy-nilly

“When the price is nil, you have to have the will”

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University Settlement’s free swim is only 2 hours on Saturday afternoons. The crowd’s pretty willy-nilly. Lots of kids.

D.N.R.

Do Not Resuscitate

The lifeguard, on her arm, had a tattoo of these letters.
I meditated on absolutes and about doing things we love.

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I swam for a long time.
Regent Park Aquatic Centre

 

“Bath”

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Historic Harrison Bath (which dates back to 1916) is one of the warmest pools in the city. I flopped around for as long as I could.