After almost a year in France I’m still experiencing nuances in the day to day life that I was not aware of. Today we went to the park for the boys to play and at the edge of the field there was a man who was exercising and practicing his stance for diving off a diving board into a swimming pool. He made sure to stretch and even did a few pushups. What I found interesting was that there is no swimming pool at this park but he was diligently preparing, he was even wearing the proper swim attire for the public swimming pool, a Speedo.
One of the reasons I don’t go to the swimming pool is because I don’t own a Speedo. But we were told the reason that Speedo’s are required is because other bathing suits can be worn outside when you are playing a game in the field. Well I have to say that this gentleman today has proven that you can also exercise in the park wearing a Speedo.
I still don’t think I’m going to be swimming at the pool in Massy but we are glad that the warm weather has arrived, even if the Speedo’s came with it.