ULU, Malet Street: Saturday, 5.05pm
Looking back to happier times
COVID-19 is wreaking havoc, death and destruction around the world. It has been and will be a frightening and unsettling time for us all; swimming and OTS are an anchor for my life here in London; and with lockdown and the closure of OTS sessions and all pools across London we are now unable to have regular contact with a group of people who we consider as community and family. I created this as a way to remember the glorious chaos of the Tuesday and Saturday evening sessions at ULU on Malet Street; the stressing to get in on time to avoid the numbers cut-off; tension and giggles caused by shit lane etiquette in Lane 2; the disgusting changing rooms (which sometimes even have running water!) and drinks and pizza afterward at the TCR bar (food hygiene rating regularly monitored by a Simon Golding) before hitting Soho and the night spiralling out of control. Hopefully it won’t be too long before we are back swimming there and at all of our other venues.