[quote]English pools are a nightmare if you want to actually swim. Full of kids enjoying themselves!!
I swim at my local JJB.
Today was the busiest I have ever seen it, I think there were seven people in there at one point, all showing excellent lane discipline. Some days I've had the pool to myself for over half an hour.
If you've got a "health club" or "fitness club" near you, it might be worth a look. One month's membership costs about the same as 10 visits to the local public pool here.