One of our new members, wsettle, recently posted images of a swim harness he built in this thread. I had never heard of a swim harness but was immediately enamoured by the idea of being able to swim laps in my 33' pool without getting dizzy from the frequent turns. An Internet search produced a number of links to patents pending on a variety of such harnesses as well as an excellent site by a musher who designed something similar for his sled dogs. That page has become part of my permanent library, of course.
The very expensive commercial version of a swim harness is here. Very pricey!
We're going to try and build one for our pool using a tall graphite kite pole we have and the ski belt Bill uses in his construct but lo! I learned that ski belts are illegal in Pennsylvania. Can't buy them. Oh yeah, I love it when the government knows what's best for this little lady, you betcha! Yet another search produced a Website that sells them and they're available on eBay though the shipping there is a bit high.
Thanks for the idea Bill!