"Wow, this place is humid."
University of Calgary swim Coach Mike Blondal just stares at me. Fighting the silence, I try to explain my brilliant comment about the U of C Aquatic Centre.
"Um, I don't swim much. I try, but it's more of a dog-paddle flail."
Silence and pity from Blondal. Pity for the person who would never survive in Blondal's world-a Galapagos paradise amidst a harsh Calgary clime.