Oct 13, 2012

For the love of swimming

Swimming, compared to all the other sports, is my ever favorite! When I’m swimming, I seem to enter into a different dimension. I feel at peace when swimming, excited when water starts to run through my skin and overwhelmed as I glide. They say chocolate is my comfort food, then I can say pool is my comfort place. Makati Aquatic Sports Arena (MASA) in particular is my playground. It’s where I feel comfortable the most. I am not promoting here but you can see yourself or through my pictures how cool the place is.

MASA has 2 pools. The one near the entrance is 4ft deep, I guessed. This is those who are not used to doing laps. The larger pool found on the other side is 5-6ft deep.
This is the pool for your kiddos and the kids at heart. Sister used to undergo training here but now shifted to the larger pool. Yey!
That’s the larger pool. That’s 50 meters in length. Swimmers here must wear proper swimwear and a cap (for maintenance purposes). Fret not if you miss to bring one, they have rentals for only 10 pesos.
That’s the waiting shed in front of the pool. People leave their belongings there where they could see it all the time. Mom used to sit there those days when she’s still accompanying me. Now I can go there and swim on my own. Thanks to her confidence haha!
Worry not because stairs is provided every 25 meters. Smile Plus a lifeguard on duty! So no means of drowning, I guessed. 
That’s sister doing her freestyle.
And I exhausted, after the 1000m swim. Oh by the way, special thanks to daddy Gords (one of mom’s good friends) for sharing his wonderful Speedo goggles that so fit my eyes. See below.
MASA is open Tuesdays to Sundays up to 8pm
Entrance is  P50 for Makati Residents &
P150 for Non Makati Residents