I love to swim and the Rye Y has a great pool, so I come here six days a week. I’ve been coming for 13 years.

There has been a lot of talk in the media about “locker room talk” so I wanted to talk about that. The women’s locker room at the Rye Y is a wonderful community of kind, supportive women. I’ve made lots of friends in the locker room. When you walk in, the first thing you see is a bulletin board with notes from members expressing gratitude to other members who were kind to them when they were going through tough times.

What do we talk about? Mostly about our families. We also talk about clothes, especially shoes. (After all, this is a women’s locker room.) We talk about books and movies and, of course, our exercise routines. But we never talk about men’s bodies. Why would we waste our time talking about that when we have so much else to talk about?

So that’s what locker room talk is at the Rye Y’s women’s locker room.