Interesting article! I'm not a swimmer myself, as I don't do laps, but I do enjoy lounging in the pool when on vacation in warm locales. I've never noticed lane markers before at hotel pools, though. Perhaps because we tend to go to family-friendly pools where there are always a ton of kids in the pool?

I do love the holiday brunch at the Claremont. We tried it once when my girls were younger. If you're back in town during the holiday season, it's worth a visit. They make a giant life-size gingerbread house and offer a beautifully presented and delicious weekend brunch!