With my spinal arthritis, I've been advised by everyone on my medical team that regular swimming will improve the quality of my life well into old age. No stress on my spine!
It's a large facility which is the envy of many larger Canadian cities, complete with an Olympic-sized pool, saunas, hot tubs, indoor running tracks, workout equipment, and fitness classes of all descriptions, including many free 'drop-in' ones for members. It's also host to various clubs such as the Masters' Swim Club although sadly, there are no gay groups. :-(
And it's very convenient, equidistant between my home and school and only a mile from my parents' home. I fully expect to swim every second day at least by either leaving for school and hour earlier than usual or going there afterwards.
I also expect to go there (after skiing, for example) just to shower, sit in the hot tub and to enjoy the scenery. Also, I can go there with my troubled friend, Dave* who is a real gym-bunny and has a membership. I've hated working out on machines in the past, but maybe with some company and some proper instruction, I might grow to like it.
*Dave is depressed, HIV+ and is the survivor of sexual abuse by his high school guidance counselor.
A few other bonuses:
A: The facility is less than a kilometer from both our local university and community (technical) college. There are fit, university-age hotties everywhere you look. I feel like such an old perv!
B: The shower room is a large communal affair with shower heads all around the perimeter. The teenaged boys never take their dork shorts off while showering, but they're too young for me to be ogling anyway.
But most of the 20-something dudes have no shyness in showering naked. It's like real-life gay porn, looking at lean, wet bodies with soap dripping of flopping cocks and (my favourite) running down between the cleft of tight ass-cheeks.
In the locker room, there is no "changing-under-your-towel" nonsense. All the men, even the young 'uns, strip fully naked with their cocks, balls and asses hanging out unashamedly for all the world to see.
And I'm not just ogling the young 'uns. There are also many older hot men including lots of 30ish Daddies with beautiful furry torsos, swimming with their little kiddies as I used to do. I think these are my favourite category of men, actually.... in their sexual prime!
There are also large numbers of very fit men in the 50 - 70 range who look very hot and are absolutely inspirational to me.
I consider myself very lucky that I find such a wide range of men attractive. Of my three visits there so far, I saw men ranging in age from 18 to 65 who caused a stirring in my nether regions. The vast majority of them were very attractive. Woof!