Apparently the pool closes at 8pm on holidays. I found that out (you'd think I'd have checked that website, huh?) when I walked up to the gate to get my wristband and the guy told me "we close in 20 minutes.) That would have been almost enough time for a push to my regular distance and I was making really good time... until about lap 10, when a fellow swimmer asked me to rescue his goggles from the bottom of the pool. He was wearing contacts or something and couldn't reach them. I swam to the middle of the fast lane and headfirst dove to the bottom of the ten foot deep lap pool to grab his gear. It winded me solid, and another four laps was all I could manage before they announced it was time to clear out.
SWOLF (swimming only)