The storm that started at 2:30 in Crystal Lake on Friday night was still coming down as we arrived at the DeKalb YMCA Saturday morning at 7:30 for the North Central Illinois Swim Conference.
When we finally found where swimmers and parents were supposed to congregate, this is what it looked like.
Originally designed for tennis courts, it has been converted into basketball courts or, alternatively, a floor hockey rink, surrounded by a track.
Saturday, it looked like where refugees from a natural disaster would retreat.
Since it was inside, I guess we should be thankful for that favor.
Next time this location hosts an swim meet, perhaps they will lay out parts of the building for each team.