So far this year i have managed this. I went with johnckirk to Holmes Place in Croydon on sunday and today i went to the Purley Pool all my own.(arnt i grown up?)
Now i have to decide which one is the better choice for long term use. Although of course this all depends on the job situation.
free shampoo and conditioner
lanes not really wide enough for me if other people are using them.
temptation to go the dog and bull afterwards.
Lots of room ( although there were only 4 people using the pool.)
Bus ride away
bad facilities (obviously still a council pool even though another company runs it)
All in all for the time being the purley pool make more sense until i get a job. although the holmes place is a lot nicer and closer.
Also swimming 20/25m lengths is lot more tiring than 7m lengths. then again i suppose thats the point.