Notes on Marco Polo

In a recent "Meet My Crew Monday: Meet Hannah", I mentioned the game of Marco Polo I seem to be taking on. All good and fun games have basic rules. Right? Well this one definitely does. They are as follows:

- Age Restriction: No 30 somethings allowed
- Looking for big personalities at the pool
- Sharp and funny conversationalists imperative
- Strong and confident players needed
- 3-5 years experience NOT needed
- Clear, decisive and loud "POLO" yellers
- Pool Attire: TBD by player. Just rock what you got
- Hailing from below the Mason-Dixon line is preferred

**Please note there are always exceptions to the rule.

Meet My Crew Monday: Meet Me!

Oh yes. It's finally time to see what I'm up to at the pool.

HANNAH Social Coordinator of the pool deck. She struts her stuff in a brightly patterned cover up. In between drink runs for her friends in the pool, she boldly walks on the edge of the pool, practically daring someone to knock her in. But somehow she makes it back to her burning hot plastic chair... every time. Lets be honest, there is only so much tanning and chattin' you can do. My goodness, its time to cool off in the pool! Instead of roasting in the sun, Hannah has opted for a pool game. She's amidst the longest game of Marco Polo, ever in the history of pool swimmers. Mr. Marco needs to speak up so Miss Polo can swim accordingly.

Meet My Crew ...uh Tuesday? Meet Anne

ANNE A veteran swimmer. Anne can be seen wearing a preppy and conservative Vineyard Vines get up. Her worn Sperry's waiting patiently on the side, as she sits on the deep end/ shallow end floating divider. She generally enjoys the swimming process. Slipping into her suit, marching out to the deck, partaking in pool side beverages, gradually getting in sometimes and falling in other times. Since this January she's tried toweling off and getting some sun. But her chair wasn't very comfortable. She instead decided to jump back into the pool. She was midway through one of her most beautiful underwater flipturns when the accident happened. The pool boy accidentally knocked her unconscious with the pool sweeper. She was under the water for a long time before the other lifegaurds were able to pull her out. After a few nerve racking minutes, her breathing seems to be returning to normal. Anne is on her way to being just fine if not better than before. Word to the wise: Always wear goggles.

Meet My Crew Monday: Meet LeighAnn (aka Leegan)

After 16 years of being invited to play chicken with the boys in the shallow end, Leegan was tired of coming in 2nd, every time. While on the shoulders of her most promising partner, she was deceived into treading in the deep end with the canon-ball champion. This was not what she signed on for.After that Leegan spent the better part of her time at the pool doggy-paddling frantically, trying to stay afloat. Amazingly, she finally hoisted herself up out of the deep end, her one piece in tact. After toweling off, she made a VERY quick change into her first string bikini, determined to get noticed in her lounge chair, soaking up the sun. Almost simultaneously, she was blinded by a sparkling gold chain, and immediately tried to push the pool boy with blond highlights into the water, only to be pulled in with him. After realizing they were surprisingly awesome at synchronized swimming routines, they finally came up for air. They abandoned the pool, stopped at sonic, and headed, more permanently, for the beach.