natural pools

anonymous asked:

Where is a good place to practice swimming if you don't have your own pool and you're a little bit self-conscious of practicing at a public pool?

Any natural body of water would be a good place to practice! However, chances are that if it’s a safe place to swim, it’s open to the public just like a pool would be. If you’re practicing swimming, regardless of if you’re wearing a tail or not, you should be swimming where there are life guards present. At the very least, you should have someone with you in or just outside the water that could help in an emergency. I would check gyms with pools also. They’re slightly less public (usually because you have to be a member, but if you can afford it, it’s a good option) and other people are so focused on their workout that they don’t pay you much attention. You could always ask the life guards or pool/aquatics manger what the busiest time for pool usage is and then schedule yourself around it for a little more privacy. I hope you find a place that you’re comfortable in!

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iPhone photos from my adventure with watermeadows​ the other day!

Have I mentioned that I love my island? The water is crystal clear and so clean, fully of little fish that harmlessly nibble at your toes. The forests are home to so many woodland creatures, including bears, cougars, black-tailed and mule deer, elk, wolves, owls, etc. There are endless streams, rivers, and lakes, all so diverse and beautiful. This particular stream is one of the most beautiful places I’ve come across, and even though it’s easily accessible (being right behind a campground), there is never a person in sight, making it very peaceful. I’m truly blessed to have grown up in such a beautiful part of the world. I’d strongly advise visiting Vancouver Island, and be sure to come say hi if you do!