Hey all ~ wondering if anybody has any current info about good swimming pools or adult competitive swimming near Cheng-Da or TLI (existing threads are circa '04-'06).
Not looking to be a gym rat so I don’t want to shell out for a long-term membership, but hoping to find a decent 25m or 50m pool w/predictable afternoon/evening lap-lane hours & that won’t cost a ton to use or be a hassle to find.
I assume there are at LEAST a dozen cheap places within minutes of an MRT that aren’t jammed w/screaming kids or aerobicizing biddies? Hmm?
…out of curiosity, anything unique to know about pool etiquette in Taiwan? For example, when I was in Japan everybody HAD to wear a cap in the pool (I know my “excessive” western body hair gave them fits…). In Europe you HAD to wear a Speedo in some places; and for some reason the old German ladies apparently didn’t understand the purpose of the black lines on the pool floor, nor my frustrated bubbly grumbling: “get out of the way! Why are you meandering diagonally across the entire pool?!?” … a complicated concept like circle swimming or splitting the lane was too much to ask…