Reading Time: 4 minutes

Is Etiquette Dead?

Reading Time: 4 minutes I’m a swimmer. A pool swimmer. I’m proud to be part of a world – a swimmer’s world – where etiquette and codes of conduct prevail. There, at the foot of the swim lanes is a sign, Pool Rules. It’s clear and simple. I pride myself on etiquette in and out of the pool, and […]

Reading Time: 6 minutes

Swimming Lessons

Reading Time: 6 minutes I am gliding through water, lap after lap, eyes open, focused on the blue line at the bottom of the pool, concentrating on my breath, the rhythmic motion of my arms and legs. At 65 years old, I have just learned to swim. “You must promise me something,” my friend Dorothy asked that winter. We […]