Laurent and Tristan, with Simon in the background.Yesterday was the last open day for the year at Preuilly's swimming pool. The local council feels it is too expensive to run the pool heating and employ the maitre-nageur ('swim master') all year round, so the pool is only open for the summer school holidays (July and August) and a few weekends in June. The entrance fee is a modest €2.50 for adults (or €22 for a carnet of 10 tickets). It's a shame the season is so short, as this year we have finally got our act together and started going regularly.
Huub and Ingrid, and to the great atmosphere at this friendly, underused public pool.
Looking across the pool to the chateau. (That's me in the pool...)The maitre-nageur this year was Laurent, and between him and Jean-Michel, the campsite manager, the pool and neighbouring campsite have been managed impeccably. It was the first year someone was onsite at all times, ensuring that everything ran smoothly and improving the ambiance and practicality for campers. Even the engineers who look after the heating system were friendly and delighted if you stopped for a chat and to admire their work. Laurent was extremely popular with the swimmers and we wish him well for the new adventure he moves on to. We are all hoping he will return for next year's season.
Arrête de causer ! Nagez !Until then, we will be moving on to our friends Alice and John's pool.