It's the thing that's kept me sane over the last two difficult years. Even when my friend was very bad, I could pop off and leave him for an hour and exercise. When I couldn't motivate myself because of Polymyalgia and my body felt like lead, I could still swim, or float if I was really poorly. Now, with a broken rib, it's the only exercise that doesn't hurt. It was awful when the pools were shut, but I managed to find a few private pools, as soon as they were allowed to open. They were a godsend and I'm eternally grateful to those that shared them with me. I honestly believe that I would have sunk into depression without swimming. What has kept you going throughout the bad times?