From the “If I want it, oth­ers must too” files: a leisure pool. A pool club that doesn’t require laps or gog­gles. Not a coun­try club—I don’t want golf or ten­nis (or expen­sive dues). Just a place I can go and float in a pool.

If—and this is a big if—I decided to do some­thing vaguely ath­letic in said pool, I think it would be syn­chro­nized swim­ming. Don’t laugh. I just learned about the Aqualil­lies, a troupe of swim-dancers (dance-swimmers?) who even teach classes in the LA area.Image of Aqualillies

I sug­gest watch­ing their YouTube chan­nel if you are cur­rently buried under snowdrifts.