Well, I didn't actually stay at the YMCA more like visit it! I have been visiting my sister Lindsey for the past few days. My other sister Kristen came with me so we have quite the group together...both of my sisters, one of my brother-in-laws, and my two nieces and nephew.
For a little exercise and energy drainer for the kids we have gone swimming at the Y the past two mornings. Kristen took kid duty so that I could lap swim. Lindsey stayed home with the newborn.
The pool was divided into several areas with space for kids to play, lanes for water walkers, lanes for lap swimming, and the diving well was divided into two for the slide and also an area for the water aerobics class. Both days, I got 30 minutes of lap swimming in uninterrupted while Kristen played with the kids in the shallow area.
They had tons of fun jumping into the pool and then walking out the handicap ramp. My nephew is almost six years old and is a really good swimmer thanks to his summer lessons. My niece just turned three and is quite fearless and tries to do everything her big cousin does. I'm sure that their pool time was pretty stressful for my sister but I was in oblivion just swimming my laps on the other side of the pool!
It was a nice breather to get in that lap swimming because those two kids can just wear an Aunt out! Swimming two days in a row has my arms worn out too! It was great to take advantage of the Y and I'm actually a little sad that we don't have such a nice facility available at home.