On my way back from a bike ride today, I saw that Chambly’s public pool was open.
It being bright, sunny, and the perfect sort of golden summer afternoon that is complimented so well by a dip in the water, I convinced my mom to join me when I got home.
I used to absolutely live in this pool in my childhood summers. It might not have been the very first place I swam, but I credit all my swimming abilities to the hours spent paddling from end to end and cannonballing into the deep end.
Complete with slides, diving boards, and a sectioned off lane for laps, it’s got everything. Even a charming mini water park for the kids who want to cool off but don’t know how to swim in the deep areas.
After 3pm when the day camp kids leave, it’s as quiet as could possibly be for a public pool. I remember times when no one was there aside from my family and I. If today was any indicator of how crowded it’ll be over the next few months, then I think it’s safe to say it’ll be very quiet and pleasant indeed.
I’ve been doing a lot of jogging and biking, and while both those are great for working out my lower half (much needed), I haven’t been doing a lot with my upper body. So I’m thinking I’m going to add swimming to my repertoire and get a membership for the season (a bargain at only $35).
If nothing else, it would be lovely to have access to a pool so near and so cheap – even if I just want to spend the afternoon lying on a towel reading a book.
For anyone hoping to come from out of town, it’s a little more expensive without the Chambly access card, but you’re still welcome. Great way to finish the day if you spend the morning cycling along the Trans Canada Trail!