Yesterday at Heavy Chef Vanessa just had to vent about the use of the pool at the Point. I share her pain.
Today I wanted to go for a swim at Gardens. The pool is full. One lane is used by what looks like bobbing whales. Two lanes are used by a private swimming coach. It’s a pretty busy time in the morning. I have to wonder, htf can 60% of this resource be locked at this time of day? The two available lanes have 4 people in them and there are people waiting.
So, I have a chat with the club manager, Carl.
Surely it makes sense that either the whales _or_ the coach get some space, but not both at the same time? He claims they have no control over when the coach wants to use the pool.
This sucks because the pool, like any other resource needs to be managed with the same consistent logic. Let him try and lock 60% of the running machines at peak times and see how much fun that creates.
In fact, they actually have a person that schedules their running and cycling resources in peak times.. why is the pool so different.. because it’s wet?
Vanessa wants slow/med/fast lanes. Good idea. Maybe there should also be a sign directing the whales to the whale pool.. actually, if you can’t swim, you should not be in the swimming pool.
Please go talk to your club manager if you share my views.