The water was perfect. Just warm enough to swim but not overheat. Clean. Clear. Only mildly salty. It was windy outside which made it a little cold when I got out. But perfect while swimming.
I did a mileish of laps, with 274 of just kicking. I've been wanting to improve my kick strength. The lap swimming is done by staying to the right of the two black lines you can see in the photo. Slower people go outside, faster inside. You can cross inside the line to pass if you need to. Generally it was pretty well organized, even with a few dozen people swimming. The pool is so long, you get spread out!
This pool is always on my list of places to go when I visit Vancouver between May Long Weekend and Labor Day!