Simdale Valley Architects Go Overboard on new YMCA Pool!
Local residents Seiki, Daniel, and Yuki Ono enjoying the new rooftop pool at the Y.
The Simdale YMCA has reopened, with a widely anticipated multi-million dollar renovation including a state-of-the-art gym, smoothie bar, internet cafe, and rooftop pool. Now Simdale Valley residents can enjoy the pool inside or out!
The Olympic pool is largely unchanged, and remains open for casual lap swimmers when there are no classes, teams, or tournaments. See the schedule at the desk.
Simdale Valley’s primary care physician, Sayuri Ono, enjoys a quiet lap set in the Olympic pool.
The old soccer field has been relocated, and there is now a community garden at the YMCA.
At the mezzanine floor there is a new smoothie bar which overlooks the Olympic pool area. And looks INTO the new rooftop pool. Yes, the architects went a little *overboard* with the new concrete girder technology that lets them economically build an aquarium-style pool. Some say good taste was forgotten in the frivolity of yielding such new and spectacular power. Critics have said the new Y looks more like a cross between an airport lounge and an aquarium than a local fitness center.
The locker rooms have been extended into the old lobby
The front desk area has been moved into the expanded fitness room, and now contains an open kitchenette where members can store and warm up food, or grab a cup of coffee. The ladies’ locker room opens into the gym, the lobby, and the Olympic pool. The men’s locker room opens to the pool and the lobby.
There’s plenty of strength and cardio equipment, so if you aren’t already a member, join today and get 10 hours with a peer coach when you sign up!
Seiki Ono, doing more talking than lifting.
He does work a bit on his abs.
And then, not surprisingly, Seiki finds a girl to talk to.
Seiki, you aren’t in college anymore; better be a little more mindful of age when flirting! (Seiki autonomously started flirting with and hugging this girl after I told him to do a cheerful greeting.
I’m glad I checked on him at this point (I was watching the others in the pool)
It looked like she was going to slap him as he moved in for a hug. Seiki has lots of experience with begin slapped and rejected.
But she apparently failed to notice the creepiness factor. When I tried to have him ask her for a date, I found he did not have any romantic options with her, which means she is a teen. I guess all the above autonomous action was purely plantonic. (With Seiki? I don’t believe that for a minute!)
The new rooftop pool is truly the talk of the town right now. As you go upstairs from the gym, you can see into the rooftop pool, aquarium style!
Another picture of the infamous underwater windows into the smoothie bar.
Citizens have petitioned for diving boards and slides, but at this time Simdalians will have to content themselves with playing, splashing, swimming, gazing into the smoothie bar and stairwell, and jumping off the edge in the breathtaking pool.
Yuki chats with her mom while treading water.
But when Daniel comes over and starts to flirt with Sayuri
Yuki decides to give them a little space and occupy herself.
A quick splash
And Daniel confidently sits on the side of the pool. His attitude cracks me up. (He’s a self-assured romantic bro who wants to be a friend to the world).
Meanwhile, outgoing Yuki makes a new acquaintance.
When the Onos got home from the trip to the Y, 12-year-old Yuki wanted to attempt mental telepathy.
I think it is part of her Whiz Kid aspiration. I hope for her to be an astronaut, and she finished the Rambunctious Scamp aspiration and is now working on her mental skills. But no, she was not able to communicate through telepathy. Not yet.
Floor Plan View, 1st Floor:
Gym, Locker Rooms, Entryway, and Olympic Pool
Floor Plan View, 2nd Floor (Mezzanine):
Stairwell with landing entrance to the Internet Cafe (left) and Smoothie Bar (right) which is open to the Olympic Pool area.
The “room” that is the rooftop pool is located on this floor but entrance to the pool is on the third floor (roof).
Floor Plan View, 3rd Floor (Roof):