She's wearing my Lands' End Tugless Tank suit (plain black, plain lining) and my Speedo Hydrospex Classic swim goggles and my TYR swim cap (lots of brand names there and no, I don't get any money by mentioning them). Only difference is that I go barefoot to the pool but he's on a kick of making different kinds of feet so Esther got flipflops.
Here at our retirement community ("Geezer Village") we have an indoor pool, 3 floors down, 2 hallways over. We have learned that if we get to the pool by 5:00 a.m. or so we are the only ones there. We turn off the overhead lights and swim in our private pool, dimly lit as though it's a moonlit pond. Getting up that early 3 times a week isn't great but having the pool all to ourselves is a treat.
Don really knew how to swim, sort of, if you call thrashing around in the pool like a wounded whale "swimming". I would watch him do a lap and then tell him what he might try differently to be smoother and he'd do it and now he's really good. I'm not the best swimmer myself but I had lessons as a kid and got a few lessons when I started swimming again about 10 years ago. That was at the local Y, and having to share lanes and circle-swim wasn't my favorite way of swimming but I did it. Now the two of us have a whole pool to ourselves. Bliss.
Hope you all are having a Happy Holiday season, whatever your chosen holiday is.