Safety Break

Remember Adult Swim?

No, not the one from Cartoon Network. The original adult swim of 10 minutes every hour at your local Home Owner’s Association (HOA) community pool. It was originally used to give the lifeguards a break and give adults the ability to swim laps without interference from the kids. 

Today at my local pool, which I began attending to walk laps for exercise (32 laps = 1 mile*), we were told at 10 minutes before the hour that it was Safety Break and EVERYONE had to get out of the pool for 10 minutes. Apparently there was an age discrimination lawsuit filed (and won) in California against Adult Swim. Now HOAs across the country are avoiding Adult Swim for fear of lawsuit.

I suggest they play Safety Dance during the Safety Break.

 

* the swim lane section of our pool is 25 metres long … one lap is 50 metres, one mile is 1609 metres … do the math

2 thoughts on “Safety Break

  1. The local pool set a time between swimming lessons and the afternoon opening to the general public for lap swimmers. It wasn’t limited to adults, but by and large only adults and late teens participated. Iit was done in conjunction with a Red Cross program called “Swim Cross” where people would swim in increments of 1/4 mile till they had 50 miles. I believe they got a patch for their swim suit or a pin for each 50 miles.

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