Summer, fall, winter and spring all have a finite end and beginning. Many of us measure the seasons by the temperature outside, the foliage on the trees or what we chose to wear each day. We can also rely on the calendar to tell us the season we have left or are about to begin.
Swimming is a little different. We swim short course, long course and summer. Between short course and long we get a two week break. Long and summer overlap, making for a nice long summer (my favorite season). Between summer and short course we get a three week break (unless you make zones in which case you get about a week).
Swimming. The “perpetual season”. My neighbor just asked when swimming ended. Rather than try and explain it, I gave the more obvious answer. Never. And for that we are grateful. Or so we tell ourselves.